“The key is that the optimum time is about 60 or 70 minutes [of homework] a day,” Javier Suarez-Alvarez, co-lead researcher on the study, said in an interview.

Anything over causes a decrease in learning…  Rigor has been debunked… Anyone stressing “rigor” is an uneducated bumpkin themselves… Rigor causes dumbing down, not raising them up…  Rigor if applied ever at all, only has promise after a student has reached the age of 21.  By then their brain is fully developed; rigor applied earlier creates diminished results…..

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Courtesy of Journal of Educational Psychology 

The researchers therefore determined that going from 70 minutes of homework a day to 90 minutes a day is not an efficient use of time. “That small gain requires two hours more homework per week, which is a large time investment for such small gains,”

“The key is that the optimum time is about 60 or 70 minutes [of homework] a day,” Javier Suarez-Alvarez, co-lead researcher on the study, said in an interview.

One hour a day of homework is optimal?  If only our bosses would limit our work we bring home; think how much more productive we would be?

As all of us have said, rigor is a boneheaded direction to take… Less rigor is more conducive to learning than more rigor…

Any educational guru stressing rigor after this study, NEEDS TO BE FIRED… PRONTO!!  The best way to get our education to return to normal by next year, is to have every student opt out from taking the test…  The test is bad; but the bigger picture of reform is worse…  It is not enough to win this by one point… To kill corporate educational reform, we need to win by a score of 78-39.

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