If you ask any kid they will probably tell you they get too much homework but, could they actually have a point and not just be whining? While no kid wants to sit down and do homework, young kids especially have had an increasing rate of homework each decade. Parents joined the fight against too much homework around the turn of the 20th century. In 1901 in California legislation was actually passed that ended homework for grades K-8. This law lasted 15 years before it was repealed, and all kids were back to the grind with after school paperwork.
Homework amounts have increased steadily from the 60's, 70's, 80's and 90's. Today's kids will have more homework than their parents ever did. This graphic from the team at playgroundequipment.com shows data on homework assignments around the US and across the country for both elementary students and high school students. The graphic shows that China overwhelmingly gives the most amount of homework to its students with a whopping 13.8 hours weekly. The top state in the US, Vermont, doesn't come close to that at 110 minutes per day, which is just over 9 hours per week.