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Realtreeoak
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Bri_Nicole
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Students should have homework

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Bri_Nicole
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 5/17/2014 Category: Education
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 637 times Debate No: 54938
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Realtreeoak

Con

I believe students should not have homework. Students often have too much other things on their plate such as sports and extra curricular activities. Many students sit at the table for hours at a time trying to get homework finished. Some students even have to cram it in the morning it's due. Therefore students should not be given homework.
Bri_Nicole

Pro

Students should have homework. If students have other things they have to do, they need to learn to balance both. Homework is given to make sure that the students understand the material before the test. If the student doesn't understand the work at home and it is taking them hours to get it done, most likely the student will do poorly on the test. Giving the student homework teaches them responsibility. They need to learn to be responsible and get it done before the day it is due.
Debate Round No. 1
Realtreeoak

Con

Yes, I agree that students need to become more responsible. However no homework would save teachers a lot of complaining and grading. Students would have more time to focus on the things they enjoy. They would also have more time to spend with family, considering they are stuck in a classroom all day.
Bri_Nicole

Pro

According to research, homework improves test scores if not given too much. If we give no homework, then there is no extra practice being involved. (http://www.huffingtonpost.com...)
I wouldn't exactly say that it would save teachers a lot of complaining, although I'm sure it would, teachers more than likely would rather hear the complaining then see failing test results. Poor grades not only hurt the student, but also make the teacher look bad.
Debate Round No. 2
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Vote Placed by Bannanawamajama 3 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Pretty basic debate. Not too much to distinguish the two parties. However, Pro mentions that students need to be responsible and Con agreed, which covers to some extent the time issue. Con did not give an adequate response to the issue of the need for homework to ensure mastery of material