Sandra Dodd once said, “Kids who are in school just visit life sometimes, and then they have to stop to do homework or go to sleep early or get to school on time. They’re constantly reminded they are preparing ‘for real life,’ while being isolated from it.” This is one side of an argument that has been going on for years, which is, “Should kids be given less homework?” Homework should be decreased because it is not valuable academically and students don’t have time to do homework after school.
Students come home after school to many hours of seemingly pointless homework. Teachers should stop assigning homework because students receive too much homework everyday, it takes away from family time, and it has not improved student achievement. Students need time to live out their childhood and should not be forced to spend it completing homework
Shopping at the mall and hanging out with friends is much more important than doing homework. Why are students required to do homework anyway? It’s a waste of time so they should not be required to do homework. Homework is causing stress, which is resulting in students spending less quality time with their families as well as with their friends. It is also causing students to feel burned out and to not be engaged with school as they should be. Even though students need to learn how to manage their time more effectively, including budgeting time to complete homework assignments, they should not be required to do homework. Students should not be required to do homework because it stresses out students.
Have you ever wanted to just shred up your homework or throw it out the window and have no consequences? Kids are assigned daily homework from the time they start kindergarten at the ripe young age of five. Is it really necessary? Does it even help better learning or even higher test scores? The amount of homework we do wastes time, money, paper, and trees because it’s practically the exact same thing we did in class that day. Homework causes kid’s and teen’s frustration, tiredness, little time for other activities and possibly even a loss of interest in their education. It also keeps everyone up; it has kids and teens staying up until they finish it, the parents trying to help them and the teachers grading it. So, I think that homework is
To start off, I strongly believe that the school district shouldn't continue assigning homework to us students, and here's why. In source 2, 'List of 10 Big Pros and Cons of Homework", it states that homework is stressing to those who are young because it's a lot to take in, after being tired of learning multiple lessons in one day. This could lead to kids being less motivated about school and possibly become down about themselves.
Violence in any form can have a lasting effect on a person. Children who witness violence are permanently scarred because of what they are seeing. Children who witness family or domestic violence are affected in ways similar to children who are physically abused. Children are often unable to establish nurturing bonds with either parent and are at a greater risk for abuse and neglect if he or she lives in a violent home. Statistics show that an estimated 3.3 million children are exposed to violence against their mothers or female caretakers by family members in their home each year (Ackerman & Pickering, 1989). When a spouse, woman or male is abused, and there are
Public policy change. In order for changes in response and recovery to industrial surprises to occur, Mitchell (1996) outlines three components that must be in place: awareness, information, and action. Awareness is necessary to spur change, however public interest is often short lived and therefore not conducive to resolving long term effects (Mitchell, 1996). Other forms of awareness that focus on long term effects should be in place. For instance new scientific findings and research can be communicated. Also, victims may seek restitution for tragedies that have occurred in the past, often bringing the topic into public view once again. Monuments, museums, conferences, and other forms of commemorative remembrances also promote awareness.
In recent years our newspapers, televisions, and radios have been inundated with news stories about sexual offenders and sexual predators. Stories such as the kidnapping and murder of Polly Klass, Carlie Brucia, Amber Hagerman, and Jessica Lunsford have shocked the nation. Sex offenders and predators commit despicable acts; however, their acts seem more despicable when they are committed upon the most venerable members of our society, our children. Even with the new Jessica Lunsford legislation in Florida some citizens feel that it is not enough to keep their communities safe. Many cities are now looking at limiting the areas in which sex offenders and predators can live in hopes of protecting children. Many
Kids as of now go to school for eight hours and their brain tends to shut down, causing health complications. It’s not safe for children to inherit these health complications at an earlier age. They will not be able to accomplish the academic success that they intend to do. Homework is suppose to increase the learning capacity of the student and not disservice them
Schools in America shouldn’t have homework. It has been proven to not help with test scores or school work, but what it does help with, is lowering students’ health. I believe that schools should assign little or no homework, It does little to help and more to hurt the students. For instance, most students don’t have computers and are financially unable to get one. This is unfair and can cause the student to be behind on their schoolwork. Another reason is that students are so loaded with schoolwork and other family/friend activities that they don’t have enough time to do what they really need to. Lastly, the Finnish school system has shorter school days, more recess, and starts at the age of 7. Yet, it has been proven that they get one of the highest test scores internationally.
I believe that the school district should not get rid of homework. If the school district gets rid of homework, students will not get into good colleges and universities like their parents want them to.
Homework has been around for many years, and parents have had many questions and concerns about the impact it has on their children. Kate McReynolds states in her article Homework that, “In 1957, the Soviet launch of Sputnik challenged the intellectual and military might of the United States. The New York Times ran a series of articles describing the Soviet educational system as superior to the United States’ system. Congress passed the National Defense Education Act and America’s youngsters were charged with restoring the nation’s competitive edge” (2). This means that schools are under the pressure to make sure their students excel and work extremely hard. So by doing so, they assign homework, which will progress to other issues for the students.
Should homework be forced upon middle schoolers? No, it should not! Many obvious reasons will be presented, that will prove homework isn’t needed and that the evidence presented will change the minds of people who believe homework is necessary. The novel Fahrenheit 451, a futuristic book written by Ray Bradbury, and other sources will help to prove that middle schoolers don’t need homework. Homework is not necessary or beneficial to middle school students for three specific reasons: 1) it uses up time that should be spent with family, helping in the community, playing sports, or just being a kid; 2) homework perception of raise test score is erroneous 3) even though it is debatable that homework can improve academic achievement, it also been
Students, parents, teachers, administrators and other interested parties all seem to have strong and different feelings towards homework. Students complain that they have too much homework to complete outside of the hours they already attended classes. Students feel that they have personal lives to live and blow off homework while some parents and teachers believe that homework is the key to passing classes and preparation for college. This leads to teachers feeling pressured to push their students to succeed and this can easily get carried away. Parents and school systems still often discuss the topic of homework today. Should homework in school systems be stopped?