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? The general arguments given by teachers and some parents are that homework increases the overall grade averages, sharpens study habits, and helps students become more prepared for college work. Along with that, it helps students learn responsibility for life in the work field of the real work. Although these arguments are valid, there are arguments against homework as well. Homework causes students to be stressed out when there is too much to be done by a certain deadline and takes away the free time of students. Some of the work that students are assigned isn't relevant to what they are studying. Worst of all, it causes that struggling student to lose interest in the study of that subject ("Students and Homework"). While it does have negative outcomes, homework also has it's perks. Homework has helped prepare
I believe, as a student, that homework is just a tool that teachers use to keep us busy. Being a student who has received homework for various years, I have found that homework causes me a lot of stress (Ethos). Homework causes kids to get very stressed out, it causes stress in their families, and studies show that it does not improve test scores. Harris Cooper, a worker at Duke University (Ethos), found out that, doing more than 60 to 90 minute of homework in middle school and more than 2 hours in high school is associated with much lower scores (Logos). This just shows that homework is a useless item that students are forced to do. Firstly, students have to wake up from seven until two o'clock everyday,
Most people would agree that homework takes a lot of time after school and out of their daily lives. 7 hours of the 24 hour day are spent on school. Then including, the average amount of hours spent on homework everyday which is 3.5. That equals 10 hours of the 12-18 hours students are awake in the day. Additionally, an average student gets about 7 hours of sleep each night, when scientists have proven that teens need at least 9 hours. There are simple and easy solutions to these problems, one is to take away homework for students. This would help issues like, no sleep, bad grades, cheating, not being with family enough and more! 79% of the people that took the debate.org quiz thought that homework should be banned. This survey included teachers, students, and parents. There are many students that do sports or after school activities and have not a lot of time for homework. Nearly 6 out of 10/ 57% students do after school activities. As a personal experience, I know that I have cheer practice most nights for two hours each. This leaves only a tiny amount of time I can spend on homework, concluding in me having to stay up later to finish it all. The time you spend on homework each night, could be spent on getting exercise or spending time with people to become better human beings or getting greater social skills. If kids are always busy, they don't get enough sleep. Too much homework also could cause bad grades or kids to attempt to cheat on tests because not always knowing
Constant controversy, immaturity at its finest, an American flag, a little blue birdy logo, a verified checkmark, more than 44 million followers, little elementary school arguments with Kim-Jong-un; the list goes on. If you are still unaware of what I am referring to, it is the twitter account of the current President of the United States (POTUS), Donald J. Trump. This man is one of the largest and most active gatekeepers in the realm of social media. Generally, one would assume information posted in a tweet from the POTUS would undoubtedly be accurate. How could that ever not be a reputable source? Why even bother to do some of your own research? Unfortunately, this is not the reality we live in; not everything presented to us through news, government or media is true and thus, everything you hear today requires a conduction of your own research prior to accepting anything as true. To be completely honest, if you did not know I was referring to the POTUS, you are probably in a much better position than his 44 million followers, as you have successfully managed to avoid one of the many gatekeepers/media outlets whose employed methods entail the plaguing that come with the concept post-truth politics. Though, you must keep in mind that is just one of the many outlets, as this concept is currently taking place all over the world. You, along with the rest of the population are essentially forcibly subjected to fake news every single day of your waking life whether you choose to believe it or not. On September 10, 2016, The Economist published an article titled “The Post Truth World: Yes, I’d lie to you.” The article claims the reality of the current political world; a reality The Economist suggests the general population is ignorant of. The article is severely opinionated and due to the multitude of reasons provided in support of their argument, many of which substantiated with an abundance of factual evidence, the authors were very convincing in their contention that post-truth politics are to be with us for many years to come unless changes are made immediately.
The survey of 1,000 K-12 teachers found that on average, they assign 3.5 hours of homework each week. For high school students who typically have seven classes with different teachers, that’s approximately 24.5 hours each week. Students spend approximately 35 hours a week at school and around 25 hours on homework. This lengthens each school day from around 7 hours to 10 hours. Now add the time students spend on extracurricular activities and sleep. They are faced with such packed schedules, and yet we wonder why they are struggling. Homework consumes an excessive amount of their time, and if we banned it, their schedules would be far more tolerable. The questionability of homework causes it to be one of the most
Why would we get rid of homework when homework has decades of research supporting its effective use? Many people say that homework should be banned in schools. On the other hand most people value homework as I do. I think homework should stay in schools because homework shows higher achievement, teaches responsibility and, creates time for parents to bond with their kids.
Homework is given often to students and this could create many issues with the students ways of learning. Students are easily stressed out with homework and it causes them to have poor health. Banning homework in schools of America would let students have more time to keep up with sports and extracurricular activities; and still maintain a high grade point average. If schools ban homework in America this would help students get their sleep, exercise and possess good healthier habits. Schools should ban homework in America for good due to the fact that it’s harmful to students because it can have a great effect over their health.
Have you ever gotten home after a long day of school ready to relax only to realize you have homework to do? Millions of kids around the world go to school for 7+ hours a day just so they can go home and do even more work. Students should not have homework.
The value of homework varies, most high school students don’t mind doing it, but most students find it stressful themselves. Homework has been a subject of debate over the years varying among students and educators within different grade levels. Even though most students find homework stressful, it’s easy for others who focused on the lesson and understand most of it. Most kids who do homework claim that it usually takes about an hour or 2 just to finish depending on classes and how much work is given. Other students including myself have been under pressure due to amount of work assigned by their teachers, grades, and how long it will take to complete.
Everyone knows that graded homework can be overwhelming at any age. Homework is being introduced too soon into children’s academic careers. It is clear that the government is pushing it more. I believe that graded homework should be more of a choice not another chore. In truth, should students have homework?
The given the lack of evidence, or the inconclusive evidence. Is it really worth it for our children to be suffering from overload of homework? Even though the experts have no physical proof or inconclusive proof that homework at grammar school level. Has had completely no effect on test scores are and boards a negative relationship to grades. In a study in 1998, by Harris Cooper, a Duke psychologist professional. Has findings of .15% which average out to be less than six points per page which is only one answer right.
Although homework gives students a chance to succeed in a very competitive world, it takes up a lot of time in the day, it doesn’t help students grow academically, and it also takes a toll on the personal lives and the health of many students.
Nora and Sydney run to the bathroom giggling, skipping along. Shortly after they return our steaming, delicious smelling meals are set in front of us. We are devouring our juicy steaks, savory potatoes, tender lobster, and crunchy chicken strips when something behind the over towering brick fire place dividing the dining room from the bar makes a popping sound louder than I’ve ever heard before. I think to myself, “Was that a celebration coming from a champagne bottle? No… much louder than that. Did someone actually bring a firework into The Firebirds restaurant?” Then another pop and suddenly the whole
Homework has dated back to the beginning of the American education system, and so has the debate of whether students should do homework or not. Over the years, there have been many different arguments as to why homework should or should not be assigned. Most of those arguments have almost always resulted in two main arguments, it takes too much time or it is a necessary supplement. Opinions on this subject has changed drastically over the years. This can be seen in the argument from Issues and Controversies, “The crusade against homework was so effective that, in 1901, California banned homework for students under the age of 15, though the state allowed a limited amount of homework in high school.” This was later repealed and during the Cold War era, homework was important to better understand our country and what it stood for as a way to combat communism in the US.
When you think of school, what does it mean to you? Does it mean an education? A place filled with homework? A place that prepares you for the future? You may think all of these things about school, but one of them is not correct. Our form of education doesn’t completely prepare you for your career and what lies ahead. School is supposed to be a place that teaches you the skills needed in order to be an adult, but not all those skills are based on your knowledge of Algebra or knowing the history of the Roman Empire. Schools should require classes that teach life skills to help prepare students for their future.
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?