MILWAUKEE – The Wisconsin (search) attorney general says a student's lawsuit to end mandatory summer homework doesn't make the grade.
The state's chief law enforcement official says putting limits on homework is a local issue, not a state one. The attorney general considers the complaint "unmeritorious," and wants a court to order the student and his dad to cough up lawyers' fees.
A 17-year-old high school junior and his father filed the suit two weeks ago demanding that students be allowed to decide whether to complete summer homework.
The student, Peer Larson (search), argued that his summer homework was an unnecessary stress, considering he was also working at a demanding job as a camp counselor.