Agreed. I am a teacher but I am going to play "devil's advocate" on this one because I am also a parent and I hate to see the frustration.
If you ever find yourself with way too much homework, you are entitled to go to your teacher and ask her the following questions:
1. How much time is she going to allot for you to complete the task.
2. What exactly is the teacher going to evaluate? Ask for a rubric. You are entitled to see what exactly the teacher will be grading.
3. Ask yourself: Does this homework have anything to do with what I learned this week? If not, go to your counselor or request a teacher/student conference with the teacher and the counselor.
4. Represent! Take signatures from students who feel the same way, go to the ASB, Student Council, and intelligently document how this might affect the students.
When I was your age, I entered my school's student council and it was GREAT to vent these frustrations with the powers that be, instead of other students. It was a chance to help my voice be heard.