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Europe Does more homework make for a smarter kid? In Spain, many have doubts.

Some Spaniards have boycotted weekend homework. Many are expressing concerns about the impact of excessive homework – from aggravating inequalities and stealing away precious family time.

Juan Ignacio Llana Ugalde/Special to The Christian Science Monitor

The fourth-graders in Miren Artetxe’s classroom have sat through an intensive morning of math tables, reading comprehension, and videos about bullying. But as they file out of the school doors on a recent Friday they leave it all behind: unlike most of their peers, they’ve got no homework this weekend.

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