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Started: 1/29/2018 Category: Education
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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First round is acceptance, the next two rounds will be our argument.
My Position: No homework; homework can cause negative effects.


I accept. I think that homework is okay when given in moderation. I look forward to debating you.
Debate Round No. 1


"Homework is great review that helps students learn."

There are many alternatives to homework that can simply be done in class.

Since teachers want to see if their students understand key concepts, they can put students in groups, with each group creatively demonstrating the concepts in front of the class. Another alternative is giving students short pop quizzes.

I often get more homework than classwork. Homework is time-consuming. In fact, in an article from Stanford News, it stated, “spending too much time on homework meant that students were ‘not meeting their developmental needs or cultivating other critical life skills,’ according to the researchers. Students were more likely to drop activities, not see friends or family, and not pursue hobbies they enjoy.” That last sentence is true. I’ve had to miss family meals and activities because of homework.


Homework is a necessity when given in moderation. Yes, it does take your time, and I believe that it is not necessary to have homework in every class every night. It should be given when a concept is extra hard, or if students are struggling in general, and classes like math and language arts may need to have homework most nights. Yes, teachers can devvote class time to make sure students are learning, but, agian, this can waste class time. If you never had homework, it would take way longer for teachers to get through the material, and you would not learn as much. Also, groupwork isn't always a great option because the students who need it most would likely slack off and only one person in the group would end up working. Just because homework takes time doesn't mean it should be abolished. I know an accountant that sometimes has to work from home during their own time to finish stuff that they need to do for their work. They can't just skip doing it because it takes their time.
Debate Round No. 2


Homework isn't just time-consuming. A study proved that homework can cause anxiety, anger, etcetera (1). Also, it is often said that homework increases grades, but data from the TIMSS showed that the correlation between achievement and the teachers who used homework in grading are negative (1).

You say homework should be given when students are struggling. Homework is done at home, away from the person who is most familiar with the curricular requirements and key concepts-the teacher. Parents' assistance might not work; homework causes conflict in a third of families (2). Instead, students can ask their teacher for academic help. In middle and high schools, it can be during study hall. In elementary schools, it can be during class or recess.



"A study proved that homewok can cause anxiety, andger, etcetera."
This study was based around elementary school kids, and some studies conflict each other on whether homework is good or bad. This does not prove that students should never get homework in their education.
Parents don't always know how to help the student with homework, but the student can still email the teacher or ask about it the following day after doing the best they can on it. As you said, in middle and high school, students can use their study halls and homeroom well by working on their homework and if a problem arises, they can try to contact the teacher whenever the teacher is open that day. Also, study halls do help students have more time after school to do other things.

I still believe it helps students learn and see what they need to study and improve upon the most. Below is an article about what parents can do to help with homework.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by missmedic 3 years ago
Homework is about achievements not learning, the school has no right to keep you on the clock. When the school day ends so does the school's authority over you. After school time, is your time.
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