After basic math and language skills are acquired, much of school is about teaching kids to obey authority and produce predictable results. Children aren't so much learning in school as they are being molded to behave in a manner expedient to an exploitative society. Given to their own devices, children may or may not learn much, but at least they would be guided more by personal interest and, under some direction, may be able to learn things they otherwise would have been forced to overlook.
No, children would not actually learn more with less homework, because they would not have time to reinforce the things that they are learning in the classroom. With homework, a student can take the work and make it his or her own, by making sure that they have mastered the material.
My son is in second grade and apparently he has a teacher that is anti-homework. The results have not been good. I don't feel like my son has really learned anything this year in school. He has improved his reading level and has memorized math facts, but that is about it. I think less homework means less learning. I know our local school system is bad off but I think its worse than the people in the community actually want to admit.
No, I do not believe that children will learn more with less homework. Most kids do a data dump when they leave the classroom. They do want to or cannot remember anything has to do with the work that was done within the class. Homework reiterates what the child may not have retained when they were in class.
I do not think that children would actually learn more with less homework. I think that homework can be a good thing for children. It helps them to learn responsibility and goals. But I also think that too much homework can hurt kids as well. It is important to find a balance.