Back to School: The Horrors of Homework


Homework didn’t make our parents’ lives miserable. Why not? Well, for one thing, we had less of it than children in affluent districts and most private schools do now (“too much homework” is far from a nation-wide problem). We had fewer parent-encouraged outside activities, and spent more of our time around the house anyway, meaning our parents didn’t have to concern themselves about whether homework could get done in the limited space between violin, soccer and Kumon (oh, the irony). […]

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