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What Are Some Reasons Why Homework Should Not Be Banned?

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The subject of homework being banned has been discussed and debated for years by students, teachers and parents. Both sides of the argument have numerous reasons for their decision, but here are some of the reasons why homework should not be banned from schools.
First of all, homework encourages students to undertake independent learning which they will be required to do when they get to University. Many people argue that schools spoon-feed their students, which makes them completely unprepared for what awaits them at higher education when all research and further reading must be done on the student’s own time. By setting homework in the form of projects, students will be able to learn on their own and develop skills that will serve them well in later life. It also helps to teach the students responsibility and time management skills, seeing as the teacher is not there to make them learn.
Secondly, a lot of students prefer to learn on their own and teach themselves, rather than having a teacher lecture them. Homework encourages children to do this and may also help them to revise it more thoroughly. Whatever students have learnt in the classroom can then be reinforced and solidified by completing homework tasks.
Homework can also be beneficial for the teacher as when they collect homework in to mark it, it gives them a good idea of how much their students understand what is being taught.
Practice makes perfect as the saying goes. So the only way to get better at algebra is to practice it, which is why teachers set homework. It help to encourage a great number of skills that students will find extremely useful not only in school and any further education that they may go on to, but also in jobs that they will have.
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Here's your argument for your debate: Homework serves a valuable purpose in education. Not only does it allow students to practice what was taught in class, thereby solidifying concepts, but most importantly it teaches responsibility. Best given as a few target exercises rather than pages and pages of mindless drill, homework is a way of teaching students responsibility when the teacher is not there to "make them learn". As a teacher, I often tell parents of the non-doers that I really don't care if they complete the homework or not- however, try telling the bank you "forgot" or "didn't have time" or "didn't understand" your car payment (/utility bill/cable bill/rent/etc.) and see how well that flies. Kids and parents understand when I put it that way. No questions are asked when you don't send in your car payment- they just take away your vehicle.

It gives kids responsibilities and disipline it also keeps them out of trouble as well as giving parents alone time it helps kids practice what they learnt in class lets just

it lets teachers to have more time to explain the topic and not worrying about the work that should be done in class because it can be done for homework
Homework plays an important role in a student's education. It fosters independent learning, it develops one's study habits and it reinforces learning. How can students complain about not having not enough recreation time? A student could create some time within 24 hours for their recreation or relaxing.

Homework can also be proof that a student is up to date with their curriculum. It helps memorise information and other work. If a student attends class and then goes home free of homework, what he previously learned in class that day could have been forgotten, so homework will then bring that knowledge keep it memorised.
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Because without homework students would not be able to reinforce the lessons they have learned in class. It teaches responsibility and time management, so with the kids who are saying that homework should be banned because they have sports, they're poor time managers and should deal with the fact of homework. People also learn by doing, and practice makes perfect:)
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* Too much homework fosters cheating. Kids will copy off each other to get the work done. This is sad, because children end up getting rewarded for cheating. For the teachers and parents who don't think this is a huge problem, think again. It is a widespread practice that many students do.

* The argument that kids need to know how to do hours of homework for college is just not realistic. For one thing college students don't have as many hours of classroom work and have many more hours in the day for study and work on their own. College students don't have to be at class or do the work. It is their choice if they want to put the effort in. They will fail or succeed on their own integrity and merit at this point. Also many children don't go to college, they choose different career choices that don't need college or intense education.

On the whole, there should not be any homework given out without a specific and clear purpose and actually helps the student gain knowledge. Special projects should be given out with plenty of time to complete without comprising family, social, active and mind refreshing times. Homework should not be used to teach what should have been taught in the school hours. Maybe we should be looking at the methods of teaching during the school day and how the time spent on a subject is broken down instead of forcing the students to continue school for hours at home.

Homework is necessary to a certain extent. The trick is to give the student quality homework that will enhance their work at school without overloading them and teaching them bad habits. We want our children to become lifelong learners, not become shut off from loving to learn new things because of overload of tedious and long hours of homework.
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Some reasons whay homw=ework should not be banned is because when children get back from school they 4get about what they learned in school.. But with homework they can look at it and remember so in the morning they wont be looking dumb in class
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Homework shouldn't be banned. Regardless of what a child is doing 7 out of 10 children(estimated) are not doing their homework. I am not sure about anyone else, but if kids are not doing their homework constantly they may drop one grade lower than they deserved. Homework is basicly extra help, when you get home the child may forget things they learned in class. Homework can help that problem. Therefore Homework should not be banned
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No one can prove that homework helps students. It's proven that it actually doesn't reinforce the learning skills in what that subject is. It causes A LOT of stress which can cause depression then lead to suicide which is really dumb to do but a lot of teenagers do it. It takes time away from your friends & family, it also takes away social and relaxation time. Homework causes discipline when the child gets frustrated & doesn't complete it. Also students that actually do their homework,... Well some, just end up rushing through it to go & play something or talk to their friends. ECT
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Because homework helps kids stay focused in what their doing in class and its more practice for them that's why homework shouldnt be bannes? And also because have of the kids that don't do their homework flunk their grade and maybe not graduate
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Homework should be banned in every state because  its not good for student's health.

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Homework shouldn't be banned because it helps the brain become more stable and can help kids on what they are struggling on.

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Homework helps you reinforce what you learned in class that day and it helps you understand and review the concepts. Homework usually doesn't take long, and projects you can spread out the time over different days. Also, this helps with the teachers too, it's almost like a test. It helps them get to know what you have been learning in class.
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Actually homework takes VERY long. I average 2 hours a night, and it is very rare if i dont get homework every day.
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Homework should not be banned because no one wil learn anything and they wont pass they test.
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Homework should not be banned because the grades go low and the state will not want to have the school with kids that don't have a well education
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Homework shoud not be banned for several reasons like ummm weekends ummm parties ummmmm skatin on friday and many more
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Because then later in life we might forget  what we have learned and so yeah I think we should have homework instead of being lazy and not do nothing well yeah I'm bored bye (:

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Homeworks should not be banned in schools because it helps us understand much better than what we have learnt in class. I belive homework is a chance for students to relearn their chapters as some students sit dumb in classes...... (actually I used to because now I am doing my M.B.B.S 1st year so I cannot enjoy homeworks anymore.....)

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Homework is good in moderation,to reinforce what has already been taught during a child's school day
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Because  homework  make  us  practise  our  chapters  which  we  have  learnt  in  school.
Practise  makes  a  man  perfect.!
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You should do your homework anyway . . . .all these reasons are agreeable but the main reason why you should do homework is to make your teachers happy . . !!!

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