The fact that some of the foregoing primer suggestions were discovered by learning of the practices of pro-homework advocates is a commentary on just how teachers often view this mandatory task.
The above primer was written tongue-in-cheek. (Of course, you'll never know that for sure). Although some of the methods are considered acceptable, and others practiced out of a felt necessity, a few are purely fanciful. Can you tell which are which?
In conclusion, most teachers, I believe, want to give homework when they think it appropriate, but not under the gun of a four- or five-nights-a-week policy, or to the requirement of a pre-determined length of time on task. Professional reaction to such pressure will continue to be inventive.