A hardy perennial, this debate is worth revisiting and I am tickled that this time it seems to have some grounding in theory and data. Fascinating that, anecdotally and in my experience, primary schools set more homework that do junior secondaries. This article points to the lack of value-adding in homework – good to see John Hattie engaged in the debate.

Fed-up families drop homework down the pecking order
Andrew Stevenson EDUCATION EDITOR edu@smh.com.au
The Sydney Morning Herald
21 Sep 2011

SCHOOLS are being dragged in opposite directions over homework, with some incorporating household tasks, sporting and cultural activities under the banner and others embracing traditional nuts-and-bolts learning. Leading the push are parents,…read more…