Reminds me of high school. Every teacher seemed to think they were the only ones who assigned homework. So, every day, it was a triage to get done that which was most important. One could have spent every waking moment outside of school working on the mostly pointless homework. I know it frustrated a couple of teachers when their kids didn’t do all of the work, but the idea of filling all of the space between the closing bell and going to sleep at night with pointless makework wasn’t very ethical.