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If it WAS banned, would you like to add a month's worth of school days to the school year? Homework is good for students in small amounts I do agree that if your getting 5 or 6 pages per night per subject it does get stressful and annoying but if you are only getting 1 or 2 and don't do it you are being lazy.

I believe that if it was banned you would see a rise in the number of students failing their tests. Homework teaches children to be responsible and if they forget it, they will have to face their own trouble please excuse me for my spellings. Homework makes us think out of the box,if given a challenge this will push us to the limits or beyond.

Homework is a way for you to practice what you are learning. If you didn't have homework, you would have to stay in school until you finished your practice, and since everyone works at different rates, you'd be there until the slowest people finally caught on. Nobody likes practicing things - musicians get bored practicing scales, athletes get bored practicing their moves, and students get bored practicing their learning skills.

However, practice does make perfect, and the more you work on your homework problems, the better you get at the skills you will need when you get out of school. Some students think the teachers are "mean" for giving homework, but think about it - you have ONE assignment to do for that teacher - the teacher then has to read every single paper from every student and give it a grade.

Which one of you has more work to do? Doing homework will not make you "smarter," but it will teach you how to use the "smarts" that you have in your brain already - doing homework makes you faster and better at doing other things. Homework allows students to practice the skills they learn during school. This helps the student retain the knowledge gained during the day rather than school being a pointless waste of time because nothing was learned or remembered.

I don't think homework should be banned but lessened. It is to much. Sometimes we have things to do that is more important. We should only have to do 5 minutes for each grade. Ex 3rd grade 15 min 9th grade 45 min. We need us time but we also need work time but not too much work time. Research shows that it is healthy to have time for our selves.

All of you who don't want home work it is understood. No one likes to work but it is important for our self management time management. My thinking is that you are looking at it the wrong way, think of homework like something fun or interesting. Sign In Sign Up. Add a New Topic. Should homework be banned? New to Old Created: Old to New Likes: Most to Least Likes: Least to Most Replies: Most to Least Replies: Homework is the reason I fail.

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Should middle school kids be required to take a foreign language class? Should soda be allowed in schools? Should high school be like college? Should parents encourage their children to get part-time jobs in high school? Less homework in middle school Should uniforms be worn in high schools?

Should sports be mandatory in high school Should students have school uniforms? Hello, i'm a middle school student, and i think MUST be banned. My main reason is, that we spend 7 hours, 5 days a week, at a classroom, and we need some time to spend time with our family, play with friends, and have some time to our selves.

I could ask 50 people. I am a student and my mother 1st scolds me for not doing self study just because of lengthy and boring homeworks. I am just in elementary and it drives me crazy! I am doing complex fractions for homework all kinds of stuff my parents didn't hear of until they were in like late middle school or even high school.

Look how young I am! It is made of paper so it kills trees, which kills our air! Well I go to school over 6 hours a day! I don't need to spend more time with schoolwork! I get less outdoor, play, and social time. My grandmother can't help me with a lot of my work because its so hard! And she's a genius! I had HW in kindergarten why put such stress on young children that are no older than 5 or 6! I think learning should be fun. It will not be fun if it is so stressful and a bit too hard.

Now don't get me wrong, it should be hard so that you can learn more. But if it is like, three grades above you, that is way too hard. Home work takes time away from truly important stuff. Once you are out of school for the day, it should be done.

I also think they should try to teach social and courtesy stuff at school. Leave the work at school, don't bring it home. No home work, in my opinion. I actually think that homework helps us students learn. Personally, it helps me learn what I don't know. However, I feel that pointless homework only meant as busy work is not okay.

Teachers feel that they have to assign work just because. Most of the homework handed to us students is busy work. I would spend way too long on homework every day if I wasn't cutting corners.

Excessive homework is bad, but no homework isn't that great either. For those who are in middle or high school, you think its difficult now wait until you get into college if you decided to go. Homework is a heavy load. However, in college most teachers won't ask you to turn in the homework its for you to practice for the course.

Teachers will know who did the homework based on the exam score of the student. A score cannot truly based on that behavior but it makes close estimate of that student studying behavior.

Also what happen if you have a busy job and have to finish paper work at home. Are you going to say oh well I will just do it tomorrow. That shows lack of motivation to do your job. Homework does this, it makes you to be responsible independent person.

All I can say this world is in trouble. Problem is with homework, is that at our school we get it daily, about 2 sheets, an extra hour or 3!!

Usually we have a week to do it but it's very annoying having the thought at the back of your brains.. Homework should not be banned.. It is the only way students learn even after staying away from home.

All those who say 'NO', especially the 'kids' Are a prime example of why America is so stupid, why they have no idea of rigor, and the US as an overall country is an epic failure. Homework should not be banned. Listen and think about this is it really because of stress or are you just being plain lazy?

Yes there is stress but not to the point to not have homework, it keeps what you learned at school fresh. I dislike how inconsiderate the people saying homework should be banned, do you know how seriously school is to Asia? No wonder why China is the leading in education by the high amount of lazy Americans. All those people who think there should be homework and are calling us who want homework banned lazy probably don't understand. When you get home from school it's okay to do your homework.

But you shouldn't get home and do your homework until you go to bed at 11 o' clock at night. There needs to be a balance of academics and activities like sports or relaxation.

When you are only doing work all day you tend to ware down. Instead of running kids ragged with work all day we need to encourage them to finish their work in school, and do something creative and fun outside of school. I think that if kids really need it then they should be allowed to take optional work but if they understand it with what they've done in school then they shouldn't have more work piled on top.

Not banned, but all of education needs serious reform. The adults here claiming students are lazy probably forgot their own childhood. I think homework serves a purpose and should not be completely banned but mindless assignments that are just busywork or route memorization need to be eliminated. In my opinion it is more important to eliminate grades than to eliminate homework.

If adults dont come home after their work day to do extra unpaid work, why should a student? I am a high school student and teachers give me homework on weekends?!?! Seriously the weekend is to be away from school!

Sometimes i have to spend my whole weekend doing homework! We already have to be at school for 8 hours a day! Why give us more homework! I could spend all day talking about this subject but I amjust gonna end here homework should not be assigned at all and its a complete waste of time! Homework is just too stressful.

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I'm pretty sure that spending more time studying than most other students is what got me ahead. Studying until you know everything on the page is easier than studying in a class when a new activity might come in before you're done and where you can't repeat things out loud to memorize them.

At home, I was also never looking at the clock, which happened a lot in class I was rarely able to focus between 11 and I was just looking at the clock, waiting for lunch, trying to forget the discomfort and keep my eyes opened I fall asleep when too hungry.

Note that my parents didn't tounch my homework. My brother was an undiagnosed dyslexic, so my parents spent the whole homework time in the kitchen with him, while I worked alone in another room. Homework were also useful when I entered English school in grade It took me a few months to understand what teachers were saying and once I reached a good level of English, I had to play catch up on the real work.

I'm thinking that most students might be ok with no homework, but those who get ahead might not get ahead as much as they wil end up spending the same time as everyone else on lessons and will not have that quiet time from the class. It'd be interesting to see the result on different personality types and not just from a global perspective on a group. The problem with homework is time. A child is developing in many ways, not just intellectually, and taking up most of his or her waking hours in the day with academic stuff shortchanges the child's other developmental needs.

A child needs to run and play in the fresh air outdoors nature , to socialize with other children learn pecking order and how to get along with others , to lie in the grass and watch clouds change shape imagination , to hammer together a godawful fort out of scraps and junk manipulate materials to see how things work , and maybe to read something he or she just actually wants to read.

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