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Old 09-09-2015, 05:05 AM
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LI32
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Originally Posted by iFishMD View Post
Anyone else angered by the amount of homework our kids are coming home with, especially in high school? My son, a sophomore who we have never had to push in school since he is self-driven, is up to midnight again working on homework and projects. He spends 6.5hours in school and puts in at least 4 hours, if not 6 some nights, on home work a night to maintain his good grades. I find this unacceptable since he is now putting in 10-12hrs+ per day everyday on his schooling. .
Welcome to education in America for the 21st Century.
Our kids HS experience is somewhat similar - if you are in the AP & honors program it is expected there will be 25-30 hours of homework per week (usually 3.5-4.5 hours Mon - Thu + 10-12 hours for Fri - Sun). In addition they spend seven (7) 46 minute periods in class or lab and do afterschool activities from 3-5:30 pm - which gives them 50 minutes for lunch and 50 minutes after classes end to do some of their homework. A typical school day starts at 7:30 am and ends around 9:30 pm + another almost full day between Saturday and Sunday.
It is a full time job+.
Do you think kids in the inner cities do the same?
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