Ban On Homework In Schools

  • Get rid of it now

    Compulsory attendance is law. If your child attends public school they must attend the school they are assigned, accept the rules of the school and the teacher assigned to them. The school has complete say over what your child is learning, eating, what clothes they wear, what time your child's day begins, how much physical activity and social interaction your child has during the day. Even once your child gets home, the teacher controls their afternoon, physical activity, and socialization with the amount of homework they're given. Every parent should be outraged at the interference that happens everyday in schools. You are not preparing kids for the real world by giving them homework. The majority of American jobs do not require you to take your work home with you. (In fact its against the law to work without getting paid but if you want to take your work home with you by your own decision then OK) So why REQUIRE children to take their work home with them? When they walk through the door in the morning they are on the Schools time so they must do whatever the Teacher requires of them. When they walk out the door in the afternoon they should no longer be obligated to do what the school mandates.

  • Sports vs. Stressing

    The amount of homework teenagers are receiving these days are absolutely ridiculous. My kids are coming home from school crying and by the first month of school, they already are ready for winter break.
    These kids need time to relax and enjoy entertainment, and be involved in Sports and Clubs. Schools are wondering, why are clubs receiving less attendance? The answer for that is kids have so much homework that they are afraid they will not get it done. Teachers may think that the assignment only lasts 15 minutes for them, and that that should be the same for kids. But the kids don't know the information so it takes them a lot longer. These homework assignments are mainly meant for kids with no activities. Homework should be about 30 minutes to 1 and a half hours.

  • A wast of your time

    Schools teachers don't know that we have better things to do than homework. Some of us have a job,family to take care of. Teachers should try to fill are shoes some times so they know how busier we are than they think. So why should have homework that what we should do at school not at home.

  • The cons far outweigh the pros

    There is plenty of anecdotal evidence of homework squelching kids' love of learning and eroding their recreational time and their sleep time. There is very little evidence that homework adds to the educational experience. Guided practice can (and should) be done in schools to be sure that students acquire skills and concepts; parents should not have to help their kids and be taskmasters at home.

  • Homework is wrong

    We have no time ever to do what we want. You may say that homework helps us learn and remember more. However this is incorrect. Because it keeps us up late at night which means we're too tired to pay attention in school.Teachers try fix this solution by giving us more homework. But what they don't realize is that it only makes it worse because we only become more sleep deprived than before. But if we didn't have homework,we would have more energy to actually learn in class.

  • They spend all day at school ,let them have some down time when they get home.

    Kids spend all day at school, when they get home they should not have to spend 2 hours doing homewok. Give kids a chance to be kids. Let them go outside and play and spend time on after school sports and activities. Kids will have plenty of work to do when they grow up!

  • Its completely without logic.

    If a kids spends seven hours at school, he shouldn't spend another couple hours doing homework. It's too much to ask. Can't we give these kids a break? They go to school five days out of seven (an unbalanced time scale). They don't need homework. Banning homework would make school much more enjoyable and if your like me, you put in more effort when you're not pressured or feel happy.

  • Homework should be banned

    Are you the type of student that hates homework? Do you think homework should be banned in the further? As a parent or a teacher, you will think that homework is a very important part of learning. But for a kid or a student, getting pages of homework from all different subjects everyday wouldn't be fun to do, instead it will just be stressful, useless and wasting time, so schools should banned homework!

    We have school from Monday to Friday, morning to the afternoon. School is already the most tiring thing in the whole day for students, but still teachers give us homework to do and practice. For most students in year 7, they start to have lessons after school or in the weekends like maths and English, some also learn music, art or other things. These tutorial will also have some homework or needed to be practice almost everyday. We as student, really need time to have a rest after school, homework is just taking always the time we are using for resting and playing.

    Teachers (how give their students too much homework), you know that homework can help students practice, but do you know that it can also make your students have a bad or a lower grade than before. For example, if you will have a test tomorrow but because you have so much homework to finish, you have no time to practice, or maybe, you have finished your work up to night and you feel so, so tired, so your parent stopped you from learning and not practice. When the next day arrive, your test result might be worst than before. Also if you have a strict mother, father or teacher, you will get into a big trouble!!!

    Homework is wasting our time, everyday. Imagine if homework could be banned in schools, children and students will have more time to do what they wanted, like playing games, running, doing sports, art, play music or even just reading a book. Teachers, you should know that exercise can make you healthy, it's more important to be healthy than being smart or having a clever brain, so please banned the homework we have now.

    As a student, I really think and want homework to be banned now and in the further. It is very tiring and also wasting our time that we can be spending with our family or doing something that we enjoy. Homework is the reason why students hate school and learning so if homework could be banned, student wouldn't get tired of learning. Homework should really be banned!!!

  • Homework is too stressful and there is no time for daily activities

    Being a student myself, I usually never get some free time. Believe it or not, I stay up until 11:45 PM because I get a lot of homework. When I wake up, I can hardly think or keep my eyes open in school. This can effect grades and make things worse than they used to be. Kids need to have at least 9 hours of sleep each night in order to pay attention in school. A child should have time to play, spend time with family and friends, explore, and have fun. Having homework can prevent a child from doing this. Having no free time can also damage the child mentally because of so much stress and being locked inside their houses. That is kind of like being locked in a box with no access to freedom. And you can't take a break either because if you do, there will be less time to finish your homework. Why? Because bedtime is approaching quickly. This causes stress to the child. Not finishing your homework is also a problem because teachers lower your grade just because you didn't turn it in. So like I have stated above, having homework can make you tired in the mornings and will lower their grade. Not finishing your homework and not turning it in will also lower their grade. With the child knowing this, it causes even more stress because the child can realize that they will not have freedom the whole year. Having to much stress can cause to depression. Depression can lead to much more worse things. In conclusion, homework is too stressful and it interferes with daily activities such as sports, hobbies, taking care of pets, etc.

  • Homework is too stressful and there is no time for daily activities

    Being a student myself, I usually never get some free time. Believe it or not, I stay up until 11:45 PM because I get a lot of homework. When I wake up, I can hardly think or keep my eyes open in school. This can effect grades and make things worse than they used to be. Kids need to have at least 9 hours of sleep each night in order to pay attention in school. A child should have time to play, spend time with family and friends, explore, and have fun. Having homework can prevent a child from doing this. Having no free time can also damage the child mentally because of so much stress and being locked inside their houses. That is kind of like being locked in a box with no access to freedom. And you can't take a break either because if you do, there will be less time to finish your homework. Why? Because bedtime is approaching quickly. This causes stress to the child. Not finishing your homework is also a problem because teachers lower your grade just because you didn't turn it in. So like I have stated above, having homework can make you tired in the mornings and will lower their grade. Not finishing your homework and not turning it in will also lower their grade. With the child knowing this, it causes even more stress because the child can realize that they will not have freedom the whole year. Having to much stress can cause to depression. Depression can lead to much more worse things. In conclusion, homework is too stressful and it interferes with daily activities such as sports, hobbies, taking care of pets, etc.

  • As the pressure to perform infiltrates classrooms at a younger and younger age, many schools have responded to the call by increasing the amount of homework with the expectation that doing more homework will make kids better students. 

    Parents, students, and now even schools have begun a backlash, insisting that whittling down the free time of children is in the long term more harmful than the marginal benefits from issuing more homework. Swinging the pendulum far in the other direction, Orchard Middle School in Vermont adopted a no-homework policy for all students pre-K through fifth grade. 

    The policy is simply put on the school’s website: 

    No Homework Policy

    Orchard School Homework Information

    Student’s Daily Home Assignment

    1. Read just-right books every night — (and have your parents read to you too).

    2. Get outside and play — that does not mean more screen time.

    3. Eat dinner with your family — and help out with setting and cleaning up.

    4. Get a good night’s sleep.

    That’s it. 

    Six months after the policy’s implementation, the principal, Mark Trifilio, is ready to prepare the experiment a success based on both academic achievement and a survey sent home to the families of the 400 students. Trifilio has stated that students have not fallen behind and is optimistic that their performance will improve as a result of the “time to be creative thinkers at home and follow their passions.”

    While academics may be the school’s stated concern, parents are finding drastic improvements in quality of life, improvements in which may incidentally improve performance in the absence of nightly homework. Says one parent speaking to the Burlington Free Press, "We have a first grader, and at her age [homework is] as much a chore for the parents as the kids. Instead we've been spending time reading. We don't have to rush."

    Given the small sample size and speculative nature of this effort, it’s unlikely that schools will be offering up the wholesale elimination of homework, but it’s an early and important data point that will serve as a counterpoint to the prevailing belief that more homework makes for better students. 

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