Sorry to my friends who are teachers out there but homework has to go! Seriously.
Newsflash: teachers hate homework too. It's one more thing to create, distribute, field questions about, grade, etc. No teacher likes homework, and most teachers understand that HW is not associated with any increase in performance.
Teachers give out homework because many parents demand it. They either want something to keep their kid busy while they make dinner, or they're just so accustomed to it being a normal thing that failing to provide it makes the school seem like they aren't rigorous, high expectation, etc.
I've always said my homework is optional and that I'm not going to grade it, and you should see the looks I get from some parents, it's like I told them I plan on drinking from a flask and napping in the back of the classroom for the whole year.