A new study found that too much homework is bad for children’s health. Researchers at Stanford say hitting the books for three or more hours a night won’t necessarily make a child perform better in school, but it can make them sick.
School districts around the Bay Area are considering new policies to protect students from excessive amounts of homework.
Some Palo Alto parents want the school district to take immediate action to address academic stress among high school students. The group is called “We Can Do Better Palo Alto,” and was formed after four Gunn High School students committed suicide in 2009.