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.