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Education scholar Denise Pope has found that too much homework has negative effects on student well-being and behavioral engagement.

Stanford research shows pitfalls of homework

Stanford education scholar Denise Pope found that students in high-achieving communities who spend too much time on homework experience more stress, physical health problems, a lack of balance and even alienation from society. More than two hours of homework a night may be counterproductive, according to the study.