For those who are still on the fence about homework, here's another article from San Francisco Gate.
While we're not completely opposed to homework, we can anticipate that YMMV (your mileage may vary) for many students. We've certainly seen some students with an inappropriate load of repetitive or physically impossible (dysgraphic)assignment-levels of work. On the other hand, for some students, homework may be the only way their parents can see what subjects are being covered in class, or if a child is mastering material. Out-of-class projects are also valuable because they allow students to pursue more individually-chosen projects in depth, but we suspect these are not usually the assignments that frustrate parents.
SF Gate: Homework Wars
Bracing for the Homework Wars