Yet another sign that homework is being curtailed for the 21st century. Another leading school in the U.K. has decided to limit homework to just 40 minutes a night. Here's the story. Saying up to four hours of homework is merely "repetitive and mechanistic," the school officials say there is no better way to turn off students from learning than giving them boring homework. Some teachers are relieved they don't have to waste time grading the useless exercises. Mucho studies have shown no relationship between homework and learning. Photo: co-author Julie with Chuck Munster of Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY, standing in front of a large pencil sculpture, taken last week.