Ron1603: I think it is perfectly reasonable to expect high school students to do homework. You are teaching them responsibility. I think kids that are older (middle school, especially high school) should have more homework and be expected to complete it! I think the most important thing to keep in mind is that homework should not be busy work just because we are required to assign it. I also feel as though homework should not be graded because parents can do it for them (yes, this happens every year in my classroom...they even do the handwriting ). I also agree that students should be able to complete their homework on their own at home. Typically, I spend two or three days teaching a topic before they are required to do homework on that skill. Homework is typically a review of the previous day or two.