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Should athletes in the United States should have less homework than students who do not participate in sports?

Asked by: quinnslocum
  • Senior athlete who doesn't have enough time

    Many people argue that students in sports should not have less homework or delayed due dates due to the fact that they chose to be in those sports. However according to the Los Angeles Times, a student spends an average of 3.5 hours on homework a day. Adding practice (2-3 hours a day) and getting out of school at 3:15pm. With Practice usually starting on the hour or half hour at 3:30 to 4pm. You would be done with practices from 6 to 7pm. Assuming that the athlete does the homework in the 3.5 hours. They would get to bed at 9:30 to 10:30, that is not including the time to travel between school and home and practice, showering, or dinner. According to USATODAY.Com, the average student’s alarm goes off at 6:30. Meaning the student would get a mere 8 hours of sleep compared to the 9 to 10 deemed healthy for 14 to 17 year olds. A student in these activities cannot be expected to do this daily and have a healthy result, especially considering game or performance nights where you typically arrive home from 10 to midnight. Could a teacher reasonably expect the student to stay up till 3:30 am on a school night to finish homework especially after expelling all their effort in a game/performance?

  • Student Athletes in the United States.

    Student athletes in the United States are constantly not able to do homework and achieve their academic goals when they are bombarded with work every day. I would like to know what everyone's opinion on whether students should have it easier than other students because of the extra work they put in.

  • No no no

    I do this sport called winter Guard which is after school 4pm-7pm and when I get home i still gotta eat and do homework mostly math which is hard and my bed time is 10 i finish in 2 hrs plus its their choice if they wanna be a athlete plus it would be so unfair.

  • Student Athletes in the United States

    Everyone Should have the same education. Just because you play sports you still need the education. Everyone should be equal. School comes before anything. If you didn't have good grades you wouldn't be playing sports for Famous sport teams. You can make the time to do your homework. Everyone is equal.


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