The Myth About Homework
This article is a bit dated, but it points out a few ideas mentioned in The Homework Myth by Alfie Kohn and The Case Against Homework by Sara Bennett and Nancy Kalish.
I'm reading another book right now about homework--soon, I'll add a post about it. It's a topic that's on my mind and I'm still trying to balance the research and parent expectations. I tried a couple of things last year that I hoped would end the torment forever, but, of course, they didn't work to perfection. And, yes, I'm looking for the perfect plan.