The volume of homework for kids has drastically increased proportionately to the emphasis in the past few years on testing. Dr. Michael Uttendorfer, Dean, NYIT School of Education, believes there can be too much homework. He feels too much homework is just practice rather than work that builds understanding. Studies show that the amount of homework for elementary ages has no bearing on their ability to perform. Dr. Uttendorfer and Judith West have an interesting discussion on this topic on Getting Your Money's Worth.