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Quick Look: The Trouble With Homework

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Fascinating piece about how the quality of homework (i.e. variety and surprising questions) can be much more effective than quantity.

Annie Murphy Paul is the author of "Origins," who is at work on a new book about the science of learning. WHEN you think of America's students, do you picture overworked, stressed-out children bent under backpacks stuffed with textbooks and worksheets?