Did you know students didn't always have homework? Before the 1950's teachers didn't assign homework to elementary school kids. This is no longer the case now. In a 2008 survey, "77% students regardless of grade level, spend at least 30 minutes doing homework on a typical school day, while 45% reported spending at least an hour." (MetLife Survey of the American Teacher: The Homework Experience, 2008). The question we ask in this TPFK is "Does homework help students learn? Are students getting the right amount of homework?"