The Trouble with Homework by Annie Murphy Paul
Homework, at all levels of education, is now being examined with a scientifically critical eye. A new discipline called Mind, Brain, and Education is being implemented to see if it has any impact on how we learn through accomplishing homework. Certain techniques, such as "spaced repetition" and "interleaving", are proving to be superior to previous teaching practices for homework. Students who applied these techniques scored much higher on tests and retained the information longer.
I think that we can all relate to this article that I found in the New York Times. Typically for me, homework has often felt more like busywork rather than actual studying. Understanding the ways in which we learn could help future generations possibly even enjoy their education. Such a large part of learning and grading is placed on homework. If homework isn't improved, it will eventually effect everything from graduation percentages to how we evolve as a nation. Not be cliche, but children truly are the future - we have to improve education to further improve ourselves.