Now we have "No Homework" guidance. Most likely the kids are playing video games two hours more. From the YouTube on Shenzhen by WIRED, the Chinese 9-year old are programming video games and some are building simple robots.
We just cannot throw money into the education system and
expect that it will work. We cannot lower the bar so we would not "leave
out the bottom students". The world is getting smaller and we need to compete with the rest of the world.