Does L.A.'s new homework policy harm education?

07/3/2011 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

Allowing homework to count for no more than 10% of students' grades in Los Angeles does a disservice to students and teachers, according to this editorial. Supporters say it levels the playing field for disadvantaged students who might not have academic support at home. However, the editorial suggests that the district's concerns would be best addressed by limiting the amount of homework assigned or ensuring its quality -- not the weight it carries in grading.

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