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  • Homework is bad!!!

    Homework is time consuming and it takes up all children's playtime! Imagine this. You come home from a big day at school and guess who's going to greet you home! IT'S HOMEWORK!!! Some children spend 4-6 hours on homework and assignments sometimes! Thats what happened to me 38 years ago!

  • Homework is boring. Don't get me wrong on that.

    You could be outside on a trampoline and get exercise than wasting your time. Say you have a baseball or a baseball game and you have homework on that same day, THEN you're in a hurry to get it done and if you don't get it done in time you could be missing your sports games, or your exercise time.

  • Stress and depression

    Homework constantly stresses me out. We kids usually have homework depending on the assignment or subject. I personally have experience. I have had tons of homework this past week. I think we should have longer classes on the particularly hard subjects found throughout schools. Such as, math & science. So instead of assigning home work lets make these classes longer

  • Homework sucks so much

    It makes kids stressed and depressed h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h

  • I have to Agree

    Homework is time consuming, and can be very horrible for children at times... Once in a while is fine, but if it is given everyday in large amounts, it means children cannot spend time with family or even work. It can cause stress, leading to pure pressure, depression, and even more things

    Posted by: LW
  • Yes children should be playing

    If you force a child to do homework when they would rather be playing it may cause them to think negatively of learning. Primary school aged children should be playing as they have the rest of their lives to work. If they keep learning in the classroom where they can keep it fun children may enjoy learning more and thus do better at it.

  • Depending on the system.

    The system is different in every country, but most of those are these: You spend 6 hours minimum in class where you learn absolutely nothing due to government's poor educational plan, teacher's inability to teach, parent's fails to behave their children or children's behavior... Whatever. Studying should be more integrated in life, studying should be the way of life. I mean, we learn tons of stuff every day, but don't get a grade for it. I should come naturally to us, just like in a real life.

    You don't separate schoolwork and homework. All of it is just constant learning, whether be geography or how to ride a bike.

    Posted by: wwmd
  • Well, according to Stanford:

    A Stanford researcher found that too much 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.

    The researchers used survey data to examine perceptions about homework, student well-being and behavioral engagement in a sample of 4,317 students from 10 high-performing high schools in upper-middle-class California communities. Along with the survey data, Pope and her colleagues used open-ended answers to explore the students' views on homework.

    Median household income exceeded $90,000 in these communities, and 93 percent of the students went on to college, either two-year or four-year.

    Students in these schools average about 3.1 hours of homework each night.

    "The findings address how current homework practices in privileged, high-performing schools sustain students' advantage in competitive climates yet hinder learning, full engagement and well-being," Pope wrote.

    Http://news.Stanford.Edu/news/2014/march/too-much-homework-031014.Html

    If it's from 2014 it's solid in my book.

  • Homework is good, BUT with boundaries

    It's good to practice skills and information at home/outside of school to sharpen your skills.

    Don't get me wrong, I HATE homework... But honestly, it can really help.

    The only problem with homework is that students get stacks of homework every night, some taking up to 8 hours to complete. If homework is that much it can mess up everything you've learned, and you'll just be tired and out of it by the next day.

    In my opinion, homework should take an hour and a half maximum.

  • There is no legitimate argument against HW

    Honestly, the only reason that someone would say that homework is bad is because they want to get out of doing it. The argument that it takes away from a child's playtime is ridiculous, because the entire purpose of education in to educate not to make sure that children are having fun. I understand the argument that it is wrong to give children 8 hours of homework, but if you give a child half an hour of homework max then they will never develop the skills required to become a competent and diligent adult.

  • Nooooo wayy hose'

    Homework is needed in schools because it lets children take out the skills they learned at school to apply and practice them at home. So it sharpens their skills and makes them better at the material then it would be without homework. And that will be my opinion! :) :)

  • Well, according to Stanford:

    A Stanford researcher found that too much 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.

    The researchers used survey data to examine perceptions about homework, student well-being and behavioral engagement in a sample of 4,317 students from 10 high-performing high schools in upper-middle-class California communities. Along with the survey data, Pope and her colleagues used open-ended answers to explore the students' views on homework.

    Median household income exceeded $90,000 in these communities, and 93 percent of the students went on to college, either two-year or four-year.

    Students in these schools average about 3.1 hours of homework each night.

    "The findings address how current homework practices in privileged, high-performing schools sustain students' advantage in competitive climates yet hinder learning, full engagement and well-being," Pope wrote.

    Http://news.Stanford.Edu/news/2014/march/too-much-homework-031014.Html

    If it's from 2014 it's solid in my book.

  • Homework is not bad for children.

    Homework is not an issue when it comes to education. It allows the student to make a personal connection to the subject outside of the classroom. The problem lies with the amount a student receives and the amount of time they have to complete the assignment. Students should be able to work at their own pace. We're all different, which means that we all have our own way of attaining knowledge.

  • Homework that is beneficial is good.

    It has been scientifically proven that repetition increases memory. Students go to school and learn a lesson. How can that attained knowledge be solidified? Homework. Homework provides a crucial review to students before they forget everything they've learned. If they forget, then what was the point of the lesson in the first place?

    Homework is not very time consuming, unless you take accelerated classes. That being said, if as a student, you don't want to do a lot of homework, don't take accelerated classes. Even with accelerated classes, if you can manage your time wisely, then you will be fine. Those that procrastinate find it difficult to keep up.

  • Homework allows a student to reflect on what they have learned.

    Homework is assigned to analyze the information given in class. It is used to see how well a student has comprehended the information. If the student does not do well on the homework and used all THEIR effort in the assignment that only means the teacher needs to reteach the information the students that did not understand. Homework is there to help.


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Star123 says2014-08-16T22:53:11.740
Homework is just a small bit of time everyone needs to spend for education. Then you have the rest of the day to do whatever you want. There is nothing wrong about it. You should study with concentration for at least 2 hrs every day.