I have friends on facebook with kids a couple years older than mine or so, who are complaining that their kids have to spend hours every night on homework. These are academically inclined people. Their kids are in life fifth and sixth grade and thereabouts.
It’s several different families in different areas.
Is this a thing? When I was that age, I could almost always get away with just doing my brief bits of homework during class, or just before the next day’s class. Are things a lot different now? Do kids at this age really have multiple hours of homework to do every night? What are some examples you see?