It's not about quantity but about quality. Giving children 20 minutes of reading, 10 sentences to write, 10 words to write 10 times each, and another days review item is rather excessive on the 1st grade level for nightly homework. What time do you have to focus on what you're actually doing? It comes to the point where it about outputting a certain volume of work and overlooking the quality of the work.
I'm rating this school based on my experience in Pre-K. Which was amazing my son's teacher was passing Pre-K standards and working on kindergarden standards by the middle of the year. He is excelling right now in Kindergarten and it's due to the great start he received at P.S 145.
I went to this school, and for so have my sisters and now my stepdaughter and soon my own daughter. The school has many changes over the year but recently it has been better for all the students. The teachers are great. The princip too, she is making changes thats are good for the kids. I personally love this school. I seen other school in queens and some in manhattan. P.s 145 in manhattan is better than any school in Queens .