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Homework should be banned

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Started: 10/26/2014 Category: Education
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Homework should not be banned. While it takes time and seems pointless, it is one of the most useful learning tools us students have. I am willingly admitting that I have complained about homework, but I would never suggest it be banned. Some students learn the best at home, while others just need practice that cannot be done in school due to time restrictions. Homework needs to stay!


I don't think you have a good basic/foundation for your own argument based on these points:

1. There are no certain parameters which made you stated that homework is one of the most useful learning tools.
2. There are no such philosophical idea which make homework still suitable to be applied
3. No comparison with the other instruments of learning like school tasks, or etc.

So then homework needs to be banned, I believe there are many arguments I could give to you:

1. Student have right to get an adequate time to run their daily life. Homework is a thief to their daily life, because student's daily life had been filled by a test preparations, household works, and of course daily activities like eating etc. Homework will make student suffer, even a little homework they have to really concentrate and get the best result. They had already time to learn at school. Homework threaten the student to do not have a plenty of time to fulfill their daily needs perfectly, and based on some research, student 's achievement at school was basically influenced by their daily routines. If it is imbalance so then their achievement at school would become worse.

2. Homework is an instrument of exercise which cannot be monitored. It is impossible for school to monitor their student to do their homework by themselves or they're only copying other student's answers. We couldn't know whether the homework will accelerate their achievement at school or not, or how far the student understand about the subject. I know that there are also students who don't want to cheat like that, and do the homework by themselves or in a group by a serious discussion. But here I believe that excellent quality of education should make sure that students need to improve together and successful together. Competition would emerge something unwanted like copying answers or etc.

3. I prefer a school exercises rather than homework, because at school it is their time to learn. And at home, it is their time to take a rest. They have right to fulfill all of those needs in balance.
Debate Round No. 1


I have multiple points to address, so I will get started.

1. An IU study shows that students who do more homework get higher standardized test scores. This helps provide a better future for the student because they can get into good schools and get good jobs. In a separate college study, students who were required to do homework on average did better in the class than students who were not required to do homework.

2. While doing schoolwork, students can get help from a teacher if they're stuck. But at home, if the student is stuck, they have to figure it out themselves, thus deepening their understanding in the subject. Both homework and schoolwork are important. It's a symbiotic relationship!

3. Studies show that only 6% of students have over three hours of homework a night, and that your average student often has three hours of homework a week. That's 36 minutes a night, and obviously not taking up a ridiculous amount of the student's time! If the student did homework during lunch or finished class work early like many kids, they might have less than that even! Not to mention that most high schoolers that get loads of homework usually have an off period to work in.

4. I agree, schools do not have a way to monitor homework, but they don't have a great way of monitoring schoolwork, either! All they have is a teacher that is often distracted helping a student or occupied at their desk. This makes it easy for a student to cheat on their schoolwork. Most teachers allow students to discuss the work, too. This also adds a easy cheating opportunity. Even if the students are not allowed to talk, they can look off of others papers. It is almost easier to cheat in school than at home!

5. School is the is time to learn, and home is their time to reinforce as well as rest. If a teacher gives so much homework that the balance is thrown off, I can assure you that school officials will be called, and the problem will be solved.

For these reasons, homework should not be banned.



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Debate Round No. 2


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There are some response as well

1. Stanford research shows that homework can negatively affect kids, especially their lives away from school, where family, friends and activities matter. "Our findings on the effects of homework challenge the traditional assumption that homework is inherently good," wrote Denise Pope, a senior lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Education and a co-author of a study published in the Journal of Experimental Education.

2. If they need to figure it out by themselves, when there is nobody available to help, it would open the great chance and possibility of the students to get wrong information because they are not guided. The argument that student can deepen their knowledge by doing that is actually wrong, they need a clear guidance to achieve the best. they are guided directly by their teacher, the information is fixed and inevitable.

3. That study about 6% students have over three hours homework a night cannot be accepted. There are no certainty where the study takes place because different areas have different characteristics of teaching.

4. Even if it is happen, but at least the students are directly guided by their teachers. They are given chance to learn from friends or they can ask their teacher. They could easily gain knowledge rather than homework.

5. The balance is often thrown off, and there are no further actions to solve this. There are no certain limitations applied of giving homework.

6. Homework banning is a MUST!
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by moneystacker 3 years ago
Lol the way you phrased this.. like you were trying to ensure con wins. No reason to debate a lost cause cause yeah some need homework. Now if you put should homework be required that would have more clash between con and pro. But since you put should homework be banned... lets say debating pro on this would be as hard as debating pro on should pens be banned.
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