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smoralest27
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christinatsabas
Con (against)

Ban on homework

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 3/28/2017 Category: Education
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Debating Period
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smoralest27

Pro

Students should not be given homework because it is an unnecessary burden on them. All of the schoolwork should be completed during the school hours. After school hours should be dedicated to extracurricular activities and family time, not more schoolwork. They deserve the break after 7 hours in school--especially during holidays. High schoolers and college students consider homework to be the enemy. At this point, they are enrolled in multiple courses that may hand out homework everyday. After their after school activities, they are stressing to complete the work. They are willing to get sick or injured to have extra time to get it done. Is this what you want your children to be doing?
christinatsabas

Con

Homework helps the child get more practice on the subject they are learning, so when they take tests or get assignments they will do great because they did their homework.If the child wants to go out and "be a normal kid" they can get their homework done first. Them doing their homework before having fun teaches them responsibility and time management, this can help them when theyre older.
Debate Round No. 1
smoralest27

Pro

In 2006, Duke University psychology professor Harris Cooper found that "homework can cause physical and emotional fatigue, fuel negative attitudes about learning and limit leisure time for children" as found in a Time article. Homework is exhausting for children and teenager. Some educators assign homework based on a "10-minute policy", where first graders have 10 minutes of homework, whereas high school seniors have 2 hours worth of homework. This cannot always apply to every student. Every student varies in family life and after school activities. Homework restricts them and what they can or cannot do.
christinatsabas

Con

According to the website teAchnology, the article "5 reasons why kids need homework and 5 reasons they dont" says that homework brings families closer together and also helps the parents get more involved in the kid educational life. Even get a better relationship with their teacher cause it helps them discuss the issues the child is having in class. Again, homework helps the child practice the work and benefits them to be successful in school and in life. So getting rid of homework will take some of the benefits away from learning etc.
Debate Round No. 2
smoralest27

Pro

Homework can also be a stressful thing. There are children who might not have the proper materials or resources available to complete their homework at home. Some children do not have their parents around for them to get help, and can ask their siblings instead. Homework can also be less important because most problems can be too difficult for the child, resulting in parents or siblings doing the work for them, according to a Huffington Post article. Bombarding children with homework can burn them out at home as well. In an article in HealthLine titled "Is Too Much Homework Bad for Your Kid's Health?", it states: "And all those extra assignments may lead to family stress, especially when parents with limited education aren't confident in their ability to help kids with the work. The researchers reported that family fights about homework were 200 percent more likely when parents didn't have a college degree." This will only stress out the child even more. In higher education, homework is a stressor. On the same HealthLine article, it was also stated that: "In 2013, research conducted at Stanford University found that students in high-achieving communities who spend too much time on homework experience more stress, physical health problems, a lack of balance in their lives, and alienation from society." Homework is not necessary. We do not need stressed and tired students. Schoolwork is enough. Even in a college course that I am currently taking (History 7), homework is never issued. All of the material on the exams are presented in our notes. Nothing more, nothing less.
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