However, homework can also reduce the amount of free time students have.
This can cut into time students have for hobbies, sports teams, bonding with family, and visiting friends.
However, students are already in school for most of their day.
Should they dedicate a large portion of hometime to schooling too?
That means that if a student is in grade 1, they should spend 10 minutes on homework every night.
If they are in grade 10, they should spend 100 minutes on homework.
In many studies the relationship between homework and “learning” (often defined as grades or standardised test scores) is negative.
Teachers acknowledge that they do not enjoy the ongoing administration and follow up homework requires.
These high school students are dealing with increasingly high levels of homework—spending almost twice the amount of time on homework than is recommended.
Reports have shown that doing more than 120 minutes of homework a night can result in stress, physical health problems, general lack of balance, and feelings of alienation.