Does it seem like your child has too much homework? Popular opinion in the past two decades has generally favored a reduction in homework, due to a perception that the children of today are saddled with more homework than children of the past – indeed, with too much homework.
A new study, however, found that American students are not alone in their workload. An OECD survey compared the homework loads of 15-year-old students in all member countries and found the average to be about 4.9 hours a week. In the US, the average was 6 hours a week, not too far above the international average. Teens in Russia, by comparison, average 10 hours a week.