（China’s Education Ministry is) Limiting homework to save eyes
Schools in China are being asked not to overload students with homework.
This is an effort to save their eyesight.
The Education Ministry is urging schools to take steps to prevent children from becoming nearsighted.
The ministry recommends first- and second-graders be given no homework involving reading or writing.
It suggests homework that can be finished within an hour for grades 3 through 6, and an hour and a half for junior high school.
The ministry is encouraging students to spend more time outdoors.
It also wants them to limit the use of smartphones or computers outside of their studies to an hour a day.
The Chinese government has found that nearsightedness affects 70 percent of students in junior high school and 80 percent of those in high school. These rates are thought to be some of the worst in the world.
President Xi Jinping has told government officials to take action to address the situation.
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I think the rates of near-sightedness are too bad.
So the ministry limits homework.
But people think the grades order is very important. That's because students compete harder each other.
I wonder the ministry could persuade parents and teacher to do its home work policy.