The onslaught comes despite the fact that an exhaustive review by the nation's top homework scholar, Duke University's Harris Cooper, concluded that homework does not measurably improve academic achievement for kids in grade school. That's right: all the sweat and tears do not make Johnny a better reader or mathematician.
I'd like to see homework abolished. Instead try some actual teaching and learning instead of more lecturing, drill, and test. Would you want Aristotle as your personal tutor or another how to ace the SAT class?