Should Kids Have More Homework

5 Reasons Kids Need Homework and 5 Reasons They Don't

The benefits of homework has been debated by teachers and parents for years as the very word evokes very negative connotations to every involved, students, parents and teachers. Although many people think of homework as doing more harm than good by causing copious amounts of unnecessary stress to everyone, others believe that it has great advantages for children by encouraging them to think more independently outside the classroom.

The Benefits

The first benefit of homework is that it allows students and teachers to work more closely together. They can discuss their assignments or any problems that they are having with parts of their textbooks, before or after classes.

The second benefit is that it can bring families closer together as students may ask their parents or siblings for help on their homework. Not only will this help the students get a better understanding of their work with any parts they are stuck on, it will also allow parents to get more involved in their child's educational life.

Thirdly, doing homework will prepare students for the big end tests. If a child does poorly on an assignment then they will learn what is necessary to do well on the next test without being punished. It also provides students with the opportunity to practice at what it takes to be successful in school. Like they say, practice makes perfect.

Doing homework is also a great way to develop responsibilities. By being assigned work one day and knowing that it has to be done by the next day, they will develop a sense of punctuality by turning their work in on time.

And finally it allows parents to see how their children are being educated and they can develop a better idea of how they can help their child. However, some parents, students and even some teachers feel that after 7-8 hours of lessons in school, it is unfair to expect students to come home and work for another three hours.

The Potential Harm

The first reason that children should not be given homework is that they need time to relax and take their minds off work. The pressure of having to complete homework every night is quite daunting for most children and they need time to refresh their minds and bodies.

Secondly, it reduces the amount of time that children could be spending with their families. Family time is especially important to a growing child and without it social problems can crop up and a family unit can be compromised by a lack of time being spent together.

Thirdly, homework can cause conflict between children and parents when the parent wants to the child to do their homework but meets resistance from the student to do an overwhelming task.

Too much homework can encourage cheating because children end up copying off one another in an attempt to finish all their assignments. They then end up being rewarded for cheating which doesn't benefit them at all.

And finally, a lot of teachers don't often have the time to grade papers properly as they are too busy with designing lesson plans and consulting teaching resources in order to just manage lessons. So by the time students are getting their papers back, the class has moved on to a new topic.

  • Its Bad For You And Me

    In a recent study, 56% of students was a leading cause of stress and 72% of parents said that homework was a leading cause of household stress. According to the US Department of Education, 40 or more precent of low-income schools don't get their fair share of educational resources. Don't stay up doing homework and research ways to tell your teacher to stop assigning homework.

  • Homework is dumb!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

    Dumb. Aint nobody like them homework. You messed up up if you like homework and if you dont like homework the you a normal kid. Homework is like super dumb and aint nobody like that. Things that are also dumb is reading and school and that kind of stuff yall

  • Hello, I am John Banks from CCB News. I believe that giving children more school home work is completely absurd and should not be done.

    Giving children school homework drives them away from other important activities like after schools sports and activities. Homework is also, very unpopular among any child and does not serve much purpose since you can always just learn it in school. In conclusion, school homework should not be give to children. Thank you for reading this comment. This is John Banks, signing off. NOW DAB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Hello, I am John Banks from CCB News. I believe that giving children more school home work is completely absurd and should not be done.

    Giving children school homework drives them away from other important activities like after schools sports and activities. Homework is also, very unpopular among any child and does not serve much purpose since you can always just learn it in school. In conclusion, school homework should not be give to children. Thank you for reading this comment. This is John Banks, signing off. NOW DAB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Hello, I am John Banks from CCB News. I believe that giving children more school home work is completely absurd and should not be done.

    Giving children school homework drives them away from other important activities like after schools sports and activities. Homework is also, very unpopular among any child and does not serve much purpose since you can always just learn it in school. In conclusion, school homework should not be give to children. Thank you for reading this comment. This is John Banks, signing off. NOW DAB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Hello, I am John Banks from CCB News. I believe that giving children more school home work is completely absurd and should not be done.

    Giving children school homework drives them away from other important activities like after schools sports and activities. Homework is also, very unpopular among any child and does not serve much purpose since you can always just learn it in school. In conclusion, school homework should not be give to children. Thank you for reading this comment. This is John Banks, signing off. NOW DAB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Hello, I am John Banks from CCB News. I believe that giving children more school home work is completely absurd and should not be done.

    Giving children school homework drives them away from other important activities like after schools sports and activities. Homework is also, very unpopular among any child and does not serve much purpose since you can always just learn it in school. In conclusion, school homework should not be give to children. Thank you for reading this comment. This is John Banks, signing off. NOW DAB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • No homework PLS

    Many students and their parents are frazzled by the amount of homework being piled on in the schools. Yet researchers say that American students have just the right amount of homework.

    “Kids today are overwhelmed!” a parent recently wrote in an email to GreatSchools.Org “My first-grade son was required to research a significant person from history and write a paper of at least two pages about the person, with a bibliography. How can he be expected to do that by himself? He just started to learn to read and write a couple of months ago. Schools are pushing too hard and expecting too much from kids.”

    Diane Garfield, a fifth-grade teacher in San Francisco, concurs. “I believe that we’re stressing children out,” she says.

    But hold on, it’s not just the kids who are stressed out. “Teachers nowadays assign these almost college-level projects with requirements that make my mouth fall open with disbelief,” says another frustrated parent. “It’s not just the kids who suffer!”

    DIE

  • No homework PLS

    Many students and their parents are frazzled by the amount of homework being piled on in the schools. Yet researchers say that American students have just the right amount of homework.

    “Kids today are overwhelmed!” a parent recently wrote in an email to GreatSchools.Org “My first-grade son was required to research a significant person from history and write a paper of at least two pages about the person, with a bibliography. How can he be expected to do that by himself? He just started to learn to read and write a couple of months ago. Schools are pushing too hard and expecting too much from kids.”

    Diane Garfield, a fifth-grade teacher in San Francisco, concurs. “I believe that we’re stressing children out,” she says.

    But hold on, it’s not just the kids who are stressed out. “Teachers nowadays assign these almost college-level projects with requirements that make my mouth fall open with disbelief,” says another frustrated parent. “It’s not just the kids who suffer!”

    DIE

  • Homework is poop

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