I think that homework is the only way to help you learn something, and review what you have already learned and that is the purpose of school. You absolutely need to practice solving problems in math or you will never know how to do it, and when you have formulas if you only do the classwork you would not remember how to do it later. If you do not write essays, you will never get better at English or spanish. They also makes sure that you understand what you read and test you writing capacity, but if you only have test and quizzes, exams would be so much harder because when the time comes, you'll realize that you haven't practiced much and don't know things as much as you thought you did.
I think that having homework in the afternoon is unecessary. Students assist to school five days a week and spend most of their time on it. Half of their life studing and making homework, but when do they have their time??? I am not saying that education is not needed, what Im saying is that is why having homework if you have already studied and made projects, essays , or math formulas during the school time. A lot of kids this days have extracurricular classes after school, and they have to train in the afternoons so they have a minumum amount of time to do chores, hang out with friends or whatever, but when you get out of school its now your choice of what to spend it on. We don't want to make homework, its our time, our life! Education is an important factor on everyone, and is nesessary to succeed in life, but life is not only about school.
We actually do need it. it is necessary for everyone. Homework proves to a teacher that students are not only smart in school but they are also smart at home. It helps students become educated outside of a school setting. It proves they can master something, whether it is art, math or science, on their own. Homework is the best way to demonstrate great learning abilities. Not Gonna Happen, as much as no one likes to do homework, it isn't possible to ban it altogether. Students need to realize that the point of homework has nothing to do with teachers trying to make up for lost time or intentionally cutting into students' personal lives because the concept of homework prepares students on the concept of needing to put in overtime for jobs. Homework is an opportunity for us to learn. It improves our mind and prepares us for tests. Also students should learn how to do their works on their own, because then they will never learn it completly. That's why I think that homework is good and that your statement is bad.
It's stresing for the kids. The homework is an activity that forces students to complete it, they hate sitting again in a desk and make more and more educational activities after a long day of classes. People would not loose their mental abilities if they dont make homework, the person that is smart is smart. Of course we have the opportunity to learn at SCHOOL! I think that there is a time for everything and that if children need to do a proyect, they should do it inside school. Studies have prove that the stress of homework can acumulate on their bodies and start to produce a negative way on performance; for example it can cause lowering on grades or even it can afect their health by not getting enough sleep. This is what you want for kids? Kids might be taught about responsability, but there are so much other ways to do it. Leaving work on the afternoons provoques them to feel stresed and tired all the time because of the big amounts the teachers want them to answer, and that is not what a little kid should behave. If you think that students need to practice because if not they will forget what they saw in class, their teachers could leave problems of five minutes, not of two hours like mostly of them do. These, and much more reasons explain why teachers shouldn't leve homework and I think that your comment about my statement being bad is unprofessional.