Letters: Feb. 15, 1999


At first I thought the cover story on the amount of homework youngsters have was a joke [EDUCATION, Jan. 25], but I realized it was sad but true. Many private and parochial schools assign three hours of homework a night. Now I see that some public school students are whining about three hours of homework a week! How do they ever hope to compete for entrance to colleges and universities? Let's quit dumbing down America and face the reality that one has to work, and work hard, to achieve the things that are truly meaningful. GWEN GANGER Los...

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