Why Do I Have To Do This Stupid Homework?

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“Mom! Why do I have to do this stupid homework? I do not understand why; it does not help me at all!”
“Well you would be surprised what it helps you with; it helps you with your test grades, it a prepares you for your future and it teaches you skills that you use for the rest of your life.”
“Mom, I aced my test and now my grades are back up to all A’s! I wonder why?”
“Well that is probably that homework that you did a while ago. Studies show that it can so can you help me with help with your academics.”
“Mom I just won a sportsmanship trophy for football!”
“That is probably the homework again, it can teach you skills that you can use for the rest of your life like responsibility.”
“Mom I just got accepted into Stanford University!”
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They believe that homework is ineffective even though there is research that connects better test grades to homework. The Southwest Educational Development Laboratory says “students assigned homework in second grade did better on the math tests; third and fourth graders did better on english skills and vocabulary tests fifth graders on social studies tests, ninth through twelfth graders on American history tests, and 12th graders on Shakespeare tests. Across five studies, the average student who did homework had a higher unit test score than the students not doing homework. They also believe that homework takes away from free time. In actuality, homeworks teaches time management letting kids create a schedule therefore creating free time. Another of the uninformed opposition points is that homework is stressful. Homework does create stress, but a little stress is good. It helps them prepare for the real world; and if they are not exposed at a young age, they will not be adequately prepared when they become adults. Their arguments are proven time and time again by numerous studies and
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