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    Broward County School Board sets homework limits

    FORT LAUDERDALE - The Broward County School Board is giving a new assignment to teachers for the upcoming school year: Take care when you're handing out homework.

    The School Board on Wednesday unanimously approved homework guidelines that urge teachers to assign academically challenging work while also being considerate about not assigning too much homework.

    While the policy doesn't stipulate time limits for homework, the district's guidelines suggest 10 minutes of work for each grade level. A first grader's assignment would take about 10 minutes to finish, while a high school junior's total homework load would take 110 minutes

    Education News: How much homework? Broward County School Board approves homework guidelines for students, educators. Too much homework. -- South Florida Sun-Sentinel.com

    When I read the title of this article I thought, "wtf!?!" and was a little pissed. How could they be limiting kids homework! But on reading I think this is actually a good idea. It is just a guideline and I think 10 minutes of homework on average for each grade level is a pretty fair idea. I don't ever remember having that much homework in high school, or at least stuff that I actually had to work at.
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    Re: Broward County School Board sets homework limits

    The worst school system i have ever witnessed. I lived in Florida next to a state legislator who talked my mom into putting both my sister and i in the local public school. After 2 months and probably a dozen fights, i had to go to a freakin private bible thump school, of which the grade lower than mine had the exact same text i did in Pompano Beach Middle...

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    Re: Broward County School Board sets homework limits

    My high school doled out 3 hours a night typically

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    A high school junior having less that 2 hours of homework a night...really!? Kids already come out of high school not knowing enough and you want to exacerbate that? Ridiculous.
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    I couldn't tell you how long it took to do the homework I was given in school because I never once did any.
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    Re: Broward County School Board sets homework limits

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    I couldn't tell you how long it took to do the homework I was given in school because I never once did any.
    my son drove me nuts
    he refused to take notes in high school

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    Re: Broward County School Board sets homework limits

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    I couldn't tell you how long it took to do the homework I was given in school because I never once did any.
    The same with me to. Some don't need the reinforcement and others do.

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    "I paid others to do my homework in grade school and high school. In college, I paid others to take my tests. I paid well, and graduated in the top 10% of my class, although I came out of college not knowing my ass from a hole in the ground. But perseverance, along with the payments of a lot of money, paid off, despite the fact that I learned absolutely nothing in life. That is why I am where I am today."

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    Re: Broward County School Board sets homework limits

    Quote Originally Posted by Goldenboy219 View Post
    The worst school system i have ever witnessed. I lived in Florida next to a state legislator who talked my mom into putting both my sister and i in the local public school. After 2 months and probably a dozen fights, i had to go to a freakin private bible thump school, of which the grade lower than mine had the exact same text i did in Pompano Beach Middle...

    And property taxes were absolutely outrageous!
    Why are you bitching about a bible thumping school? How much Bible thumping did they really do, be honest?
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    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Why are you bitching about a bible thumping school? How much Bible thumping did they really do, be honest?
    They do a lot of ruler thumping, right on the knuckles.
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