Is Too Much Homework Counterproductive?

I have to say, my children sometimes came home with too much homework. I do not like the summer work that some schools hand out. Kids need down time. Kids volunteer their time during the summer months, they have summer jobs, their families go on vacation; and then they are saddled with all that summer work, not a big fan!

The below is a comment that was left on my Facebook page.

I’ll tell you one thing schoolboards need to look into is the amount of work given to high schoolers, especially in AP classes. It’s insane, and puts way too much stress on kids. I really think that my child has a larger work load than I had in Law School. And these poor kids don’t get 6 weeks off for winter break, they are worked through the holidays. It literally flies in the face of all the studies I’ve seen that say this level of homework is counterproductive.

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2 thoughts on “Is Too Much Homework Counterproductive?

  1. Publius e decere

    AP enrollment is voluntary. Students and families know what they are signing up for. This opaque complaint does not wash. They call it “Advanced Placement” for a reason.

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  2. Kim Williams - State Representative 19th District Post author

    Agreed, but the high school student takes the course for an entire year and they are given summer work. A college student’s class last for a few months and no summer work. My daughter has enjoyed her college experience. She is not overloaded with homework. She has plenty of work but she has time to do it because she is in class a few hours a day compared to high school which was 8 or more hours a day.

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