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Document Number: 4806

Do Students Have Too Much Homework? - Claims that American students are staggering under greatly increased homework assignments are unfounded, according to this report, which states that U.S. high school students' homework load has been diminishing every year since 1987. The only increase has been among children age 6-8, 55% of whom had homework in 1997, as opposed to 34% in 1981. (The Brown Center on Education Policy, Brookings Institute, October 2003)...


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