This episode was co-produced by PBS Newshour Student Reporting Labs and Youthbeat in Oakland, CA.
It can be hard for many high school students to find the time to dedicate to homework, while juggling extracurricular activities, jobs and family responsibilities. However, homework has been shown to have a positive influence on student achievement. What do you think is a fair amount of homework? Support your answer with evidence.
Do you need help getting started? Use these sentence frames to begin your response.
Be a good ambassador for your school and community.
Welcome perspectives different from your own.
Be positive and assume positive intent by others.
Respond thoughtfully using evidence and cite your sources.
Use respectful language at all times.