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We have to much homework so kids play electronics for a break instead of doing something productive.

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Started: 11/4/2015 Category: Education
Updated: 10 months ago Status: Post Voting Period
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I think homework makes kids go on electronics because it take so long, then afterward kids want a break. With no homework kids will have time to learn skills from their fathers and grandfathers that they would not have time for with homework.


I, the Con, will argue that less homework will make kids no more productive.

1. Opinions =/= Evidence
You said "I think homework makes kids go on electronics because it takes so long, then afterwards kids want a break."
You say you think instead of you know. This isn't about opinions. You need to prove that homework is causing kids to play on electronics and is therefore making them unproductive.

2. Assumptions
Back on the topic of your first statement, you're assuming that kids only play with electronics because of homework. It can't be because children find it fun, it must be because of homework.
Second assumption, "With no homework kids will have time to learn skills from their fathers and grandfathers that they would not have time for with homework"
In theory, yes. In practice, no. This is assuming that even with the time to learn more, kids won't just play with their electronics more with the added free time.
Third assumption, you are assuming that the parents or grandparents have skills to teach their child. While in some cases this may be true, some parents or grandparents might not have the skills to teach the kid anything that would be relevant to today's society. Even if we assume that all parents/grandparents know how to balance a checkbook, what's to say the kid will actually care or remember it.

3. Homework Length
The CDC defines a child as someone age 6-11.
The NEA states that for the last 50 years, homework for the majority of U.S. students regardless of age is an hour or less.
The NCES states that the average time spent in school is 6.64 hours.
The NSF states that children in the demographic we are referring to need 9-11 hours of sleep.
So basic math says 10 hours of sleep at the middle plus 6.64 hours of school and add an hour of homework, that is total of 17.64 hours soent on sleep+academics. Leaving 6.36 hours for other activities. The battery on the electronics won't last forever. Kids already have the time to learn the things you want them to, they just don't want to do it.

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This was my first debate and I came unprepared, you win.


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