Okay, not necessarily. But I want everyone's opinion on homework! I've been doing a bit of research on homework. Some researchers like Cooper suggest 10-20 minutes per night per grade level (for example, first graders receive 10-20 minutes, seniors in high school receive at least two hours of homework--see http://www.cehd.umn.edu/carei/reports/Rpractice/Summer94/homework.html). Other researchers and some educational philosophers (like Alfie Kohn) claim that homework is horribly overused, misused and often ineffective (see http://www.alfiekohn.org/teaching/edweek/homework.htm). I'm still trying to sort out my own philosophy on homework. I work with a departmental syllabus at the moment, so I have no say in homework assignments (which at this point is helpful). But when I move to a secondary school situation, I'll have to come up with a philosophy. 1. Do you assign homework every night? 2. Do students receive too much/too little homework in general? 3. What makes a homework assignment effective? 4. Does the amount of homework a teacher assigns reflect the effectiveness of that teacher? I'd love your input!