Homework "The amount of homework is and has been just ridiculous, my child can't have a real life," one parent complained in a school district survey. "There have been nights where we have been up until 12 or 1am because my child is still working on some school assignment." Homework is stressful and has no positive outcomes: it never raises your grade, it has little educational worth, and it ties up teachers’ time is marking it down taking time away from more effective lessons. Homework should not be allowed in schools being that it is pointless, stresses students and has little educational value. Many students in the United States believe that homework is a waste of their time and does not positively affect their test grades.
William Johnson begins discussing how teaching special ed. students are a huge task already without adding all the new requirements from the school. The school system is constantly changing and dealing with new problems which than affects the teachers job. You become labeled a bad teacher all because you cannot handle the added problems in your classroom. On top of that there is constant miscommunication between the principal and vice principal as to how you should teach your students.
Homework is basically a hassle for students and it is something assigned to keep students busy; therefore, homework should not be given to high school students at SHS. One reason behind this argument is that all homework does not equal higher grades. In other words, just because you do the work that teachers assign, does not mean that the concept of the assignment is fully understood. Basically, students now a day’s give in nonsense work and still get credit for that homework assignment. In addition, when a test or quiz comes up they have no idea what they are doing, and end up getting a horrible grade.
Being a teacher, is not an easy job, especially when we face problems with parents refusing to accept that their son or daughter has a learning disability. Communicating to parents that their child has a special need or has behavioral issues is not easy for teachers. A few years back, I had a student that would come to my class late and would be absent most of the time. Every day, he would just sit in the back of the room and make no effort to work. I would talk to him about being more responsible, but he seemed not to care.
It seemed as if every other day my parents were receiving calls from the school about my bad behavior, which didn’t help since I would be punished once more while not aware of the phone calls they received. I felt as if no one had understood me within school as well as at home. I had an unhealthy amount of anger that lingered with me wherever I went. The parenting style they used was an authoritarian and authoritative parenting style. Both of my parents would waver between strict rules that
Richard says "I was oddly annoyed when I was unable to get parental help with a homework assignment. The night my father tried to help me with an arithmetic exercise, he kept reading the instructions each time more deliberately....I'll try to figure it out some more by myself ". (Rodriquez 195) This quote shows that it's not that the parents don't want to help their child with their school work it is mostly because they don't know how to especially if the parents does not know English or is not educated. So leaves students with no choice than to start doing everything on our own at home. We become ambitious not only does that make difficult for the parents but also it makes it difficult for students too.
This is not fair because the students are not gaining knowledge. People for tenure argue that this is okay because the teacher has held the position for so long. In reality, this is not acceptable because it is severely damaging the stu... ... middle of paper ... ...d with teachers who do would ensure that students are learning. Due to the protection of inefficient teachers, costly firing process, and detriment for students, the tenure should be reformed. Teachers who are doing a poor job of teaching are not getting fired, causing students to fail.
In addition, if we didn’t do the homework we may have had a doctor’s appointment or something important we had to do. But, if we did do the homework our teachers are just using their own time to grade it when they could be somewhere else enjoying life. Also, when we get it back you look at the grade then just most likely throw it away so, us and our teachers just basically stayed up for a piece of paper that was just eventually going to get thrown in the trash. Some people also just lose their homework. Homework keeps everyone up and barely any of it has any meaning.
As a teacher myself, I can understand that all teachers are constrained by the demands of the teaching job, fixed curriculum and limited time in the classroom. They are probably unable to give individualized attention to every pupil daily. Furthermore, the toys in the classroom were sent for washing as it was discovered that there was a hand, foot and mouth case in the class. That is probably why the teacher is unable to bring in concrete manipulatives for the children to play with. She might also be feeling uncomfortable having me in the classroom.
Consequently, family time is put on the back burner due to the time constraints of homework. Additionally, any extracurricular activities are also put on hold. Homework is nothing more than a scapegoat for teachers so that they can pawn off their due responsibilities on parents and students. Homework should be banned for students Kindergarten through 8th grade because the negative effects do not out weight the benefits that come from homework. One of the reasons homework should be banned is because of the unnecessary stress and strain it creates for students.