some brief thoughts on homework

The idea of homework (for K-12 students) bothers me on a sort of fundamental level. One of the popular cases made for education is that it prepares people to grow up and join the work force -- if that's the case, homework is the opposite of the way workplaces are supposed to work. You don't take your work home with you and keep doing it in  your spare time, you leave it at work, or you clock in (plus overtime) for the extra time you spend doing it. Homework seems almost-proactively designed to blur the lines between labor and leisure in favor of capitalists at the expense of the well-being of the laborers. That's all -- I'm going back to sleep now.