[quote]Judge gives homework lawsuit a big fat 'F'
How much, when work is due left up to school boardUpdated: 4:38 p.m. ET March 9, 2005MILWAUKEE - A judge threw out a high school studentâ€™s lawsuit against mandatory summer homework, saying he and his father should have done a little more studying themselves before bringing the case.
Students in the Whitnall High School math course â€” honors pre-calculus â€” were supposed to do three assignments by certain dates over the summer. Peer Larson, 17, and his father, Bruce, had filed suit in Circuit Court, arguing that homework should not be required after the 180-day academic year is over.
The Larsons argued it was difficult for the boy to do the assignments because he had a summer job as a camp counselor. They also said students should be able to enjoy their summers free of homework.
But itâ€™s up to school boards to decide such things, Judge Richard J. Sankovitz ruled Tuesday.
â€œHad the Larsons done a bit more homework,â€