Do Your Kids Have Too Much Homework?

New Jersey Family, March 2016

Homework has become a flashpoint in arguments and comparisons with the rest of the world about whether American schools have become fixated on test scores and proficiency metrics to the detriment of student and teacher mental and physical health. Is this disdain for homework just a fad? Or is it a real issue based on the academic and psychological needs of our kids?

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Tracy Dell'Angela

Tracy Dell'Angela

Tracy loves to ask questions and write stories. She roots for the underdog, wants our nation to reimagine schools and the teaching profession, and seethes about how much school inequity she sees. She spent most of her career as a journalist covering schools and crime. She and her husband raised two daughters in a diverse suburb of Chicago. She currently runs an education foundation in her community and formerly served as managing editor of Education Post. After leaving journalism she explored her wonkier side communicating school research at the University of Chicago and the Institute of Education Sciences at the U.S. Department of Education. She is Californian by birth and a Chicagoan in spirit. She loves the outdoors and all animals, especially her spoiled "dingo" dog.

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