Schools, parents want to keep students’ workload manageable


Third grader Noah DeArmitt and sixth grader Abby DeArmitt, work on their homework in their Franklin home before Abby's basketball game, Thursday November 14th.

Every night, Kelly Hall’s family gets home from work and day care, and her two children sit down to do their homework at the kitchen table before they head to basketball practice or Boy Scout meetings or simply relax for a few hours.

Within 15 to 20 minutes, Hall’s sons are done with their worksheets and reading assignments from Pleasant Crossing Elementary School, and then they can move on to the rest of the night’s activities.

At Josh DeArmitt’s home, his Custer Baker Intermediate School sixth-grader sometimes has 30 to 45 minutes of work to do, which is what he would expect since the workload should increase as children get older.

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