No, but it makes the intelligent ones more educated
Nope. But they may learn relevant or irrelevant things - homework must be strictly monitored by parents
Homework can be a huge benefit; or a needless burden. Depends on the interest the child has in the subject and the attitude of the teacher assigning the work. Repetion helps us learn; up to a point, when that point is passed then it becomes a waste of time. Scheduling homework times helps teach discipline and form habits of learning that will be important in other ways at a later time. In my home, with my youngest child I see it both ways. When something interests him we race through the homework and then can spend much time researching and learning more about the given topic. When it bores him we have to battle a bit to get it done; but we do that homework if for no other reason than he gets that his responsibility needs to be met before playtime. Overall a reasonable amount of homework has real value.
school is supposed to be a learning center which teaches you not what to think, but how to grasp understanding and logic; depending on the child's willingness to learn and the motivation he receives, he will either do very well or he will falter much along the way.
Depends on the homework. Sometimes it helps, sometimes it's just a burden.
Brain wash so they'll be wise when they go to the real world
Not in an IQ sense of the word, but it makes them smarter :)
No...a bit fat NO! Not in a million, it added pressure that kids just dont need! Kids that want to learn will learn