Homework! Does it really help, or is it just a way for kids to cheat and blow it off?
It helps those who need extra practice, and can also help people with lower grades raise their grades. Other than that, I don't see the point.
A little bit helps to reinforce, but the amount I have just leads to resentment, and it backfires. My friends & I have talked about this and have decided that honestly we enjoy school, but we have learned to hate it because of hours of homework.
Homework (not busy work) helps reinforce the central ideas taught in class.
It was crap 70 yrs ago and still is. : (
It helps if it is the right kind of homework and if students take it seriously.