The Instigator
michaeltaffe3
Con (against)
Losing
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The Contender
thangbe
Pro (for)
Winning
4 Points

Homework does more good than harm.

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thangbe
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 3/24/2013 Category: Education
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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michaeltaffe3

Con

This first round is not for arguments, it's just for initiation to the topic. So For Example, you could say my position of homework is Pro/Con because blank. Have fun and Good Luck!

My position on homework is Con, because I think that it causes stress on students and takes time away from extra curricular activities.
thangbe

Pro

Good luck for the next round.
Debate Round No. 1
michaeltaffe3

Con

Studies have shown that homework can actually lower test scores. California school districts have already taken steps towards banning homework. Some schools who have, including some schools in Texas have seen 25% increases in their test scores. Not only this, but studies have shown that extracurricular such as musical activities can drastically raise test scores.

Not only does banning homework help schools, but not doing so can hurt their students in their studies and in their health. Many students stay up late into the night to complete their work. This can cause attention problems and low quality work.

When students are working at home, they could be doing the wrong work. If they practice the wrong way, they will remember it, and do it wrong on the test.

If homework is banned, then test scores will rise, students will get more sleep, and will be able to spend more time with their families.
thangbe

Pro

In different grade-level, homework has different affect on student. So that studies doesn't help your debation as you didn't give the grade of the student in the research.

If fact, of fifty state and national studies, forty-three indicated that students who did more homework had better achievement scores. But again, grade-level is the key. Students in grades three through five showed little improvement on test scores; students in grades six through nine showed an improvement of seven percent. High school students on average improved by twenty-five percent.

Studies also shown that if we don't review after learning, we'll soon forget the things we've learned. And it's no use of learning if you can't remember the things you've learned. So homework is given to student to help them remember. If homework is banned, student will not think or practise what they have learned. The next morning, they will go to class-brained. That means teachers will have to spend more time for reviewing the lesson and less time for teaching the new things. As the school time is limited, that's a waste of time, which can be saved if the student do their homework at home. With the higher grade, students need to do more homework as they have more things to learn.

Homework allows students to test themselves, to find out if they misunderstood or forget something they have learned. It also allows the teacher to acknowledge the student's weakness in turn giving them an chance to improve and acquire new skills.

In brief, the amount of homework should fit the age of your child, with younger children receiving less and older children receiving more. Homework is a valuable tool to help children remember what they learn. It only have negative effects if it is excessive. If parents and educators make sure that children don't get homework overload, of course, homework does more good than harm.
Debate Round No. 2
michaeltaffe3

Con

michaeltaffe3 forfeited this round.
thangbe

Pro

Since you forfeited this round, I think you've been getting to agree with me.
So I am not post any arguments for this round.
Good luck for the next round if you have some new arguments.
Debate Round No. 3
michaeltaffe3

Con

michaeltaffe3 forfeited this round.
thangbe

Pro

Well, since you have nothing to argue about, I guess we should skip to the voting time.
Debate Round No. 4
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Vote Placed by Xerge 3 years ago
Xerge
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