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Heavy Work Load

Meredith O’Brien of Southborough, Mass., noticed her kids brought home a lot of paper from school — homework, announcements, permission slips, etc. “I’d whine about it on my blog,” she said, “but this year I made up my mind to put some data behind it.” So O’Brien saved and catalogued every piece of paper her three children, one in third grade and two in fifth, brought home for the entire school year. At the end of the year, the total was 3,800 pieces of paper — more than 1,250 for each child. (RC/MetroWest Daily News) ...Not counting the 8,350 pieces they “forgot.”
Original Publication Date: 01 August 2010
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 17.

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