At a meeting of the Board of Education in New Canaan, Connecticut, convened to talk about pushing forward by 15 minutes the start of the school day, parent after parent stood up and said that a reduced homework load would solve the lack-of-sleep problem, not a new starting time to the school day. According to New Canaan Advertiser, a father of three said this his children get “slammed” with homework. “All of the options here don’t do anything to change the fact that our children have 24 hours in the day,” he said. “I find the best alternative of any alternative that could be discussed is not on that page,” he said, referring to the committee’s report, “and that’s better coordination among teachers within grade levels on how much homework they’re giving their students.”
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The fact that schools feel they have the unbridled authority to determine how a student/family utilizes their time (whether it be 5 minutes or 5 hours) outside of school still astounds me.