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National Student Survey Shows Increase In Homework
Peter D. Hart has conducted a national poll of students in grades 9-12 on a number of topics including education. The poll found that 21% of students grades 9-12 said they spent more than 10 hours a week on homework, up from 9% in 2005. This caught my eye because other homework polls have been flat or down in the past. UCLA has reported declining homework among high school seniors going to 4 year colleges over the past 15 years. Maybe something is happening out there that will improve college preparation and college completion
. But the Hart poll reports that 64% OF TEENAGERS REPORT AN AVERAGE OF 10.3 HOURS PER WEEK PLAYING OR PRACTICING A SPORT. So homework is still not much of a priority for teens.
See the poll at www.horatioalger.org
Labels: academic preparation College Completion