CEO Stephan Aarstol told CNBC that he believes most Americans only get about two to three hours of work done in an eight-hour day.
In order to help students find the right balance and succeed, teachers and educators must start the homework conversation, both internally at their school and with parents.
Parents and educators have been debating the subject for the last century, swinging the educational pendulum back and forth between the need for homework and the need to eliminate homework.
One of the great, yet often forgotten problems with homework is how it disproportionately affects students from less affluent families.
Beyond the logistical issues, homework can negatively impact physical health and stress — and once again this may be a more significant problem among economically disadvantaged youth who typically have a higher stress level than their non-poor peers to begin with.
Yet, today, it is not just the disadvantaged who suffer from the stressors that homework inflicts.
Schools are getting rid of homework from Essex, Mass., to Los Angeles, Calif.
Although the no homework trend may sound alarming, especially to parents dreaming of their child’s acceptance to Harvard or Yale.
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