Educators fight summer brain drain with homework

07/28/2009 | MSNBC

Pencils and books are coming along for summer vacation as more school districts use homework to sustain academic progress. Although some parents call for children to get a real break, others approve. "I always gave my children reading, writing and math to do," said one mother. "Learning and learning skills require practice, and 10-plus weeks of vacation is too long a break away."

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