“If a child is struggling, homework is not the key to improvement” said elementary school principal, Dr. Tish Howard. Many students do not have parents at home that understand the subject and can help them with the homework therefore putting more stress on the student. When kids are given homework, it most likely does not help them get a better education or help them do better on standardized tests. It can cause boredom, sleep deprivation and stress. When teachers assign homework, their goal is to get students to understand and learn t... ... middle of paper ... ...stress for the students, less grading for the teachers to do and it also helps the students focus both on in-school studies, homework and circular activities outside of school without feeling overwhelmed.
I am a high schooler battling the struggles of academic perfection. I personally don’t sleep for more than six hours on school nights. This is because I don’t get home from school sports practice until 5 P.M., and then have to start 6 hours of homework, eat dinner, and get ready for the next day. Sacrificing any one of these things can cause a detrimental effect on the body, so it’s a lose lose situation. Board of Ed, please understand, Staples High School must implement a policy to get rid of homework.
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.
Many students in the United States believe that homework is a waste of their time and does not positively affect their test grades. They also feel that homework is tiring and a complete waste of their time. They constantly find themselves coming home after a long day of school, only to remember that school hasn’t necessarily left them. Homework ends up being done in a hurry, by students fighting fatigue, and poor quality work is produced. Worse still, students who have been up late trying to finish off their homework, then come tired into school the next day, and therefore are less ready to learn.
Some of them use sports as a reason to get out of doing their homework, but several teachers offer time in class, and early morning tutoring for those students who are struggling or may not have time to do assignments away from school. Although many students feel it is unnecessary and a waste of time, homework can be very beneficial to these students whenever it comes to review or test taking times. Many students feel that doing homework can be a waste of time. They think that since teachers sometimes don’t go back over the homework the next day, or whenever they collect it, if they collect it at all, that it can be considered futile. Other students deem that they could be doing something, in their mind, as more productive such as sports, or other extracurricular activities.
“A child learning to talk does not learn by being corrected all the time – if corrected to much, he will stop talking”(3). This article has changed my opinion on starting to send children to school as young as four years old. Children that young are still trying to figure things out by themselves, nothing good will come out of making them sit in a classroom for hours. Children shouldn’t be bombarded with rules the minute they step foot in a school building. It changes their perspective on how the world works.
Students start to slouch and lie their heads back, as teachers start to feel guilty for what they have done. You might say that homework will help teens and children to drill in the knowledge they’ve learned in school today, and help these kids learn some study habits. But let’s face it. The truth is that no student in any school loves homework. They have already spent their time in school focusing and learning for nothing, since homework is... ... middle of paper ... ... and focus towards learning about math, english, science and so on.
How many of you as children thought homework was a waste of time? How about now as adults with your own children? I remember being a kid and wanting to get off school go home and relax, only to find out at the end of the day that my teacher was assigning two hours’ worth of homework after being in school for eight! First of all I felt completely devastated, second I felt very upset. I always thought it was completely unfair to have homework, I mean when will you get to be a kid right?
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.
But does a small increase in grades make it worth having students suffer everyday after school? Anyone who supports giving homework likes to see these helpless students in agony. Schools must prohibit homework because it has little to no benefits for students, it has negative health effects, and it prevents students from doing extracurricular activities. Homework