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Homework ban for Chinese pupils sparks backlash online

An education authority in China is facing a backlash over its efforts to limit the amount of homework given to young students.Shaanxi province’s Department of Education last week issued a directive that forbids schools from giving written homework to pupils in grades one and two (roughly ages 6-8) in the interests of their balanced development.The department also banned schools from assigning more than one hour a day of homework to pupils from grades three to six (ages 8-12), while students in…


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