“The positive effects of homework are largely mythical” (Kohn, 2006, pg. 102).
I suggest that there are indeed some benefits that can be reaped from homework; but do the cons outweigh the pros? Educators have battled over the homework issue for decades. Below is the first entry of (hopefully) many posts that will seek to define homework, provide different philosophies of homework, and confirm or dispute the practice of homework.
This page dedicated to Homework. For those educators and parents who are really interested in investigating the Pros and/or Cons of Homework.