I teach approximately a 50% low-socioeconomic population. I teach art classes of various kinds. I give homework periodically. 75% of my students don't do hw regularly. Typical reasons for most kids may be: 1. Disorganized (didn't remember they had hw) 2. Not writing things down (didn't know what to do) 3. Too difficult (wasnt paying attention in class or asking for help) 4. Indifferent (don't care abut their grade) 5. Lazy (no work ethic) 6. Choosing where to put effort (electives not worth the extra work) It's just plain weird that kids don't do the work. Am I missing something here? For myself, my wife, my kids and everyone I know, it was not and is not an option. You get work, you do it. Period. Why are these kids so pathetic?