The Atlantic has a story on kids and homework. Naturally, Asian Americans do their Tiger Momz proud:
Asian students spend 3.5 more hours on average doing homework per week than their white peers.
But wait! That article is, weirdly, based on 2007 data--e.g., BTM (Before Tiger Mom). There's more recent data out there (PDF) — So what does it say?
Holy cats! Asian Americans do TWICE as much homework as other kids. (And still manage to play the hell out of computer games, I might add.) What they don't do? Socialize, chores or jobs.
Some stereotypes have a little truth behind them. My kids seem intent on dropping an anvil on that curve, however.