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Schools should give out less homework

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Started: 11/16/2014 Category: Education
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Debatequeen1

Pro

I believe that students in late elementary school through the end of high school should have 1 hour of homework a night at the most.
Con will argue that students in those grades should have 2+ hours of homework a night.
AbandonedSpring

Con

Hello, thanks for starting this debate!
Debate Round No. 1
Debatequeen1

Pro

Students are already at school for about 6 hours a day. For many of those hours, they are given assignments by their teachers to complete and then turn in. Why should they be given more hours of work to do at night? Students' life should not be about school. There is much more to life than school and homework. Students certainly aren't 'wanting more by even doing homework in the first place. So why should they be doing so much homework? I think that if a student doesn't finish their work during the day, that work should be the only homework they have that night.
AbandonedSpring

Con

What if I offered a compromise? Instead of going to school for 7 hours a day, we go for 4 hours, and each class can give up to 15-20 minutes each? It seems fair, and were actually using less time on school as a whole. Of course school is going to have homework, it's the teachers only way to be sure your learning. By minimizing wanted time, we can ensure that our students are learning more.

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Debate Round No. 2
Debatequeen1

Pro

I think it would be fair if students when to school for 4 hours a day and got homework. The only thing is, we can't compromise! The government decides how long students should go to school and they aren't going to change the hours. And we certainly can't change their mind...

As to teachers giving our homework to ensure that students are learning... I can guarantee you that at least half of the students in a classroom don't learn anything from their homework that they already didn't know. Many students get their homework out and then race through it so they can be done. They certainly so t take their time and make sure they're learning something.
AbandonedSpring

Con

"I think it would be fair if students when to school for 4 hours a day and got homework. The only thing is, we can't compromise! The government decides how long students should go to school and they aren't going to change the hours. And we certainly can't change their mind..."

It is fair, and essential you just agreed with con. And the government is allowed to change the hours. School districts have the power to cancel school for snow, schools have the power to send legislation to congress.

"As to teachers giving our homework to ensure that students are learning... I can guarantee you that at least half of the students in a classroom don't learn anything from their homework that they already didn't know. "

That may be true, but in that situation, this debate wouldn't be an issue. If the homework requires no effort because you already know all the material, it will only take a few minutes. In math, you get homework to ensure that you can work problems out on your own, which you also have to do on tests. teachers don't help on tests, they don't help on homework, its a system designed to help us.

"Many students get their homework out and then race through it so they can be done. They certainly so t take their time and make sure they're learning something."

Your generalizing. You think there aren't people who take their work seriously? If you want to rush through your homework and just not care, be my guest. Your wasting your own time. But there are people who take it seriously. Homework is important, but and abundance is not. That is why I proposed my idea.
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Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Wylted 2 years ago
Wylted
pro homework people typically advocate for less than an hour of homework
Posted by OverLordSandwich 2 years ago
OverLordSandwich
This is a Trap!
Note: That the Pro side is trapping the Con side into arguing 2+ hours of homework. Most teachers in the US don't even give this amount of homework! You will end up arguing foreign countries....
Posted by UchihaMadara 2 years ago
UchihaMadara
Lol... time isn't a very good measurement of homework amount. The length of time taken to complete homework varies from student to student based on individual study habits and attention span.
Very few teachers believe that they give their students more than 2 hours of homework per night.
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