After spending each weeknight up to midnight or more, I figured my 10th grade son deserved a break this weekend: “Let go see the new Captain America film at Chestnut Hill.” His reply was he was not certain he had enough time to complete his homework and take the 2-3 hours out to go see the film.
Are you kidding me?
I realize the year is almost over but in retrospect, and I have said this to his teachers, he has a crushing amount of homework! Far more than I ever had in High School but we live in worlds apart so perhaps that has no import.
He is not alone. Many parents have the same observation.
While I was out canvassing this last election cycle, I spoke with some Newton High School graduates who were attending various colleges and universities. I asked them if the amount of homework they had in High School better prepared them for college? While none said they were inadequately prepared, they answered about 50/50 whether it was necessary to have so much. And they were at Ivy league and a full gamut of high-octane schools. What do you think? Is it overboard or just right?