‘Heavy burden’ of homework leaving Chinese schoolchildren sleep-deprived, study finds

//‘Heavy burden’ of homework leaving Chinese schoolchildren sleep-deprived, study finds

‘Heavy burden’ of homework leaving Chinese schoolchildren sleep-deprived, study finds

For 12-year-old Tao Jiaxuan, a decent night’s sleep is an unimaginable luxury.The grade 6 student in Shanghai finishes his homework no earlier than midnight every day, and sometimes as late as 1am.He wakes up at 6.30am and leaves home at 7am to get a taxi to an elite, privately run middle school about 15km (9 miles) away.“I have too much homework to do. Each subject’s teacher assigns us lots of exercises and test papers to finish every day,” Jiaxuan said. “I am struggling to do them all.”He…

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