...Researchers are contending that there is no positive correlation between the amount of homework given and academic achievement. I suspect the jury is still out.
...The NY Times has a major piece on religion-based tax-breaks -- probably more info than you want to know. But it's a helpful explanation of some of the issues.
...Singapore is narrowing the digital gap with free-wireless for everyone and 10,000 subsidized computers for low-income students. At least one island understands the economic power of Internet access.