Parents: Use national standards to set homework time

07/27/2009 | Sun-Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)

Some Palm Beach County, Fla., parents oppose a new homework policy for elementary-school students that sets limits of one hour daily for third-graders and 90 minutes for fourth- and fifth-graders. Some parents and school board members argue that the national standard of 10 minutes per grade level is sufficient. They say officials should maintain that level until there is proof that more homework would benefit students.

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