Educators and parents debate the value of homework

09/22/2003 | Miami Herald (free registration), The

Even as some educators decry homework as "busy work," parents welcome the assignments, despite the stress they place on household routines. Harris Cooper, a Duke University psychology professor, surveyed more than 120 studies on homework and found that, for older students, the amount of homework usually correlates to higher achievement scores.

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