Morning Round-up September 12, 2006

As Homework Grows, So Do Arguments Against It WaPo
Harris Cooper, professor at Duke University says: elementary schoolers gain no academic benefit from homework, middle schoolers loose academic benefit after 1 1/2 hours and high school students loose academic benefit after 2 hours.

U.S. Spends More on Education, Gets Worse Results, OECD Finds Bloomberg.com
The U.S. spendsd more on primary and secondary education than most developed countries, yet only outperformed 5 of the 30 countries analyzed the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development reported.

Study: H.S. dropouts face steeper costs AP
The annual study "Education at a Glance" found that the penalties for dropping out of high school are more severe in the work force in the U.S. than in any other country.


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