"A child in school can never have too much homework, I'd rather my child be doing a ton of homework than running around getting into trouble," said Nikki Brown.
"I taught middle school for 30+ years and NEVER gave homework. The kids had plenty of time in class to work where I was there to help," wrote Cheri Hoglund Mitton.
We reached out to Hawaii's Department of Education to get their take on the study. Office of Curriculum, Instruction and Student Support Assistant Superintendent Suzanne Mulcahy sent us this statement:
"We provide guidance on focusing on relevant studies that will help children enhance their education while not overburdening the student.
Homework is a means to help students maintain or further solidify skills or work on extended projects. It is important for students to develop good study habits as well as time management. There is an expectation for students to complete homework however, the Department gives principals and teachers the freedom to choose how much homework they give to students."