So if a teenager is at school for roughly 8 hours, and they are doing homework for 6+ hours, and they need AT LEAST 9 HOURS OF SLEEP FOR THEIR DEVELOPING BRAINS, then they may have 0-1 hours for other activities like eating, bathing, exercise, socializing (which is actually incredibly important for emotional, mental, and physical health, as well as the development of skills vital to their future career and having healthy romantic relationships among other things), religious activities, hobbies, extra curriculars, medical care of any kind, chores (also a skill/habit development thing and required by many parents), relaxation, and family time?  Not to mention that your parents may or may not pressure you to get a job, or you might need to get one for economic reasons.

I will never not reblog this

…how do you…. how do you even… how do you get homework in “hours”?
Is it an US thing? Do the teachers there not tell kids “Do this equation, solve this problem and write this essay for next week”?

Yeah, this is an US thing.  Assignments often have an estimated average length of time it takes to complete them, either due to the number of questions that need to be answered or the amount of extra reading needed to come to the correct answers.  

But that makes no sense… does it? *headache* US education system just dives me headache.