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Emily_The_Debator
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Anonymous

Should elementary schools give homework on the weekends?

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Started: 4/10/2018 Category: Education
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Debating Period
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Emily_The_Debator

Con

Should children in their younger years get homework on the weekends? The classic old-age question that is always talked about. Now I am not saying that homework shouldn't be given all together. Homework prepares children for middle school and eventually jobs. But, homework on the weekends, is it really needed? For one thing, homework takes up quality family time that weekends are for. During the week, families are too busy to spend genuine time together, this makes for a good time to have homework assigned. However, during Saturday and Sunday, families should be able to spend time together. Homework also lessens the time for kids to be athletic. Sitting down at a desk for two or three hours is a long time considering kids should get a lot of excercise. Also, kids are busy. When sports and social activities take up time that leaves two options: Homework or Excercise. So what do you think? Your opinion matters! Leave your comments and enjoy!

Pro

Homework should be given on weekends. Homework is an important part of the learning process and it should be given on weekends as well as during the week.Students should understand that learning is a full time pursuit and just because it is the weekend is no excuse to slack off and get lazy regarding the school process.
Debate Round No. 1
Emily_The_Debator

Con

Yes children need to learn how to work hard and therefore prepare for jobs but, save that for high school. It is completely unnessacary to give students homework on the weekends. If children were slacking off in their school work their teacher would mention it to the parents but, if homework is just assigned for preparations for jobs then that homework would be considered, "busy work." Busy work is work that teachers assign just so that their students have homework. The work may not be helpful to what is being learned in class but, it is still assigned. If homework is assigned on the weekend and is just to prevent laziness then most likely the homework is just busy work and shouldn"t be assigned. Also, America is becoming much less healthy and with homework preventing hours that could be used for athleticism then it should not be assigned.

Pro

Kids need examples People often mistake getting an idea once as having the idea or concept completed mastered, when in fact it requires a large amount of practice and repetition. Schoolwork and homework are important parts of learning, and the biggest mistake a student can make if they're ahead is complacency or laziness.
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Posted by Anonymous 3 years ago
Bitch_Goddess
Taking a break isn't being lazy or slacking.
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