Nowadays, students can not indulge in any activities other than those included in their school syllabus. School takes up half of the day, while the other half is wasted on homework. Students can only take a short nap after their school, and then start completing their homework. Homework is done when it's nearly time for bed, and Mom starts telling them to go to sleep. Weekends, instead of bringing fun, bring a diary full of test schedules, and a sleepless night plus a tense day.
Thus, homework is more of a burden than any help to the students. Keeping this in mind, anyone can come to the conclusion that homework should be abolished. To compensate the loss, school hours can be increased. It may also help if only four or five periods are held in class, so that students can understand and memorize the lesson then and there. In this way, students can spend appropriate time on study, and the remaining time on other healthy activities like Sports, Reading, and Writing etc.
This will also give time to students to spend with their family. To conclude, homework should be abolished, but steps should be taken to compensate the loss. In this way we might also see many budding sports persons, writers etc who will bring pride to their families and their nation too.
1. It causes more trees to be chopped down.
2. Kids need at least 30 minutes of outside time, right? Not when they have homework.
3. Kids spend sometimes hours past 12 am doing, you guessed it, homework.
4. Homework raises kids stress level, causing health problems.
5. There is a reason kids are not home schooled.
Homework takes away children's free time to go outside and play or talk to friends. Some parents don't even let their kids outside until they suffer having to do ALL of their homework.
People never get any time to spend with there family because they either have to go to work or have some other thing to do, but sometimes after school there at home and there finally happy to see there kids, but takes away there time. STUPID HOMEWORK!
I have to write a bill on why homework should be abolished so here are my reason.
1. Because it creates severe stress for students who get it. Sometimes stress can be good but this is just stupid stress.
2.it takes the fun out of life and takes away quality time from peoples lives.
3. For those students who get heaps of home work, there bags become very heavy and at school it is the 'hip thing' to have your bag on 1 shoulder so that can cause many back problems
I think that homework should be banned coz it has doubled in the last 15 years so what will homework be like in the next 15 years. So before it gets too out of control we should ban it!
Oh Yeah! It should so be abolished! Me and my sister barely have time to hang with friends and stay fit. So many kids get bigger because they have no time to run and play.I have one teacher that today let us run up the small hill behind our school and back before the bell rang and I felt great to have a real quick break to run.
If I wanted to do school work at home I would be home schooled
get a clue teachers.
Homework should be banned. Work should stay at school. It should be optional, only kids that need to get good grades should do it. I don't really need to do it.
Homework should be banned because it takes away all the privileges they have towards the word "FUN". It also cause damage towards a relationship with a student and its family.
If kids get too much homework in their backpacks it can cause pain in their spine!!!
Because we have other things to do after school too. I mean we have a life too. We want to go shopping, have soccer practice after school. We should spend some time with friends, family and relatives...
Yes, homework home work should be abolish because when the childrens get home they come tire and all they want to do they want to relax , but they can't relax because they have home work to do and when its sunny outside they can't go out side because they have home work to finish so thats why home work should be eliminated.
I think that students shouldn't have as much homework as we do today, because as a student I often stay up to 10:00 or 11:00 at night finishing studying and other things. This tires us out, because I often find my morning classes hard to sit through and listen because I'm so tired from the night before. Us teens NEED more sleep!!
Homework is realy suck. Homework make student hate school and cause the problem to family and keep them away from friends. Teenager specially need is sport or acitivities but no chance to do those things because of homework.
Homework wrecked all my educational chances and very close to killed me. I was set unsurvivable undoable quantities with nobody willing to believe this was the case, after there teachers had decided my abilities were higher than they were. This was an utter abuse of my life. It caused a fearsome crisis where I had to go into catatonic trances and even in them fear whether they would be accepted as real.
In the impossible fear trap involved in facing discipline and potential labelling as in defiance of authority and to be stuck in a room with the headmaster screaming over me, when I could not do the work he believed I could do, there was no adult to turn to, they had all been brainwashed to believe I was as clever as this nutter fantasised of, and any confided fears risked getting confided straight on to the school. Homework also destroyed my chance to make it as a child author.
If anyone in the whole world ever needs absolute proof that homework is a life-threatening child abuse and a crime against humanity, my story is it. This has been the case for more than the whole present school, population's lifetimes, for these things happened near 30 years ago. In Wales. Naturally, stories like mine are systematically excluded from the news coverage of education policy and from publishing. Education politics, systematically, refers often to pressure load upon teachers and never to pressure load upon abused enslaved kids. When the whole political scene agrees so, an issue can be airbrushed out of public awareness, made a non-issue, we have no safeguards of participative democracy against that happening.
Because it take longer time to do it and we have no time to study not just one homework
What is the point
of 8 hrs school if we still have homework at home? I think that means that we’re
not learning enough at school, and kid need time to relax and play too, Some
parents complaining about homework to because they can’t spend time to their
kids if they are too Busy doing homework it causes family problems too. It’s
pointless, it doesn’t do anything, it’s just making my life harder. When I was three
I want to go to school so bad but now I hate school because of homework,
homework makes me hate school, its no.1 cause of some peoples’ stress and can
cause mental disorders people got stuff to do instead of homework. Sometimes It
make us stay late too like before I have to stay 1:00 in the morning to just do this
project and wake up 6:00 in the morning, and if you don’t get what to do, there’s
no teacher to help you. It also takes away from student being able to enjoy life
outside the school. It takes away all privileges they have towards the word “FUN”
Homework should be abolished, but if not, at least we should have some kind of organization between our different teachers so we don't get too much homework in the same week. I don't know about other schools, but in the one I attend we usually get given stacks and stacks of homework and assignments in the same week, and that can just be too much for some people. There is an ever increasing number cases of self-harm and suicide concerning teenagers, and some people don't stop to think maybe the homework-induced stress might be a contributing factor to that.
Personally, homework is driving me insane. I go to school from 9am-3:30pm, get home at 4 do chores and eat something. Then I have to go do homework until 10pm then all the accumulated stress from school, home and homework is still inside me and I can't get to sleep until I relax, and that is anywhere between 2am-4am. So I'm tired everyday, and the lack of sleep and stress all accumulates until Friday I just feel like ending it all. Life is already hard enough for us teenagers who have to act like adults while still being treated as kids. We get discriminated against constantly, because of the media-induced stereotype of the angry/disruptive teenager. That stereotype only applies to a very small minority of teenagers, leaving the rest of us to suffer because of the actions of those few.
Because less newspapers are being delivered!!
I think that homework should be banned because when kids get home from school they want to do what they want
We cannot say but if it is abolished children's burden will be reduced to some extent and they have a little time to play and enjoy with their family members. If they give much homework children cannot do and copying from others which is of no use. Home work is also important because one can rethink on what he ad learnt in school.So I conclude by saying that homework must be given but not much.
Its very stressing and this sometimes can give health problems
They can have free time and spend more time with their friends. And students have after school plans too. Also some students doesn't understand the homework sometimes but they still get in trouble the next day.
Both my kids went to schools that did not assign homework, had no tests, and did not give out grades. They grew up to be well-rounded individuals and each graduated from college with honors.
Homework can provide an opportunity for students to practice what they've been exposed to in class. Too often, it does not serve that purpose.
The mix of student ability and class size should be arranged to allow a teacher to give enough individual attention and help students find the resources they need to achieve understanding of a particular point. Under those conditions, assignments can be completed during school hours and no homework is necessary.
Assignment of homework to the students who don't "get it" is a poor substitute for individual attention. Assignment of homework to the students who do "get it" is a waste of their time and an assault on their motivation.
In my opinion, homework is both good and bad;
I know about homework now because the only reason I am on this site is because of homework .
Homework does provide students with extra practice on assignments and problems they do not understand , but it also leaves them stressed and frustrated when they don't have a life of their own.
I'm a dancer,, I dance at least 9 hours in a week, and the rest is spent on studies, and school. I have No time for a life of my own " I'm way too busy " but I could never ever give up dancing,
also, if a kid doesn't understand something they should ask the teacher at school, or their provide I their own time
In my opinion,homework should b abolished.These days students spend a lot of time in doing their homework,they don't find time for self-study .Homework consumes most of the time.Those students who r weak need 2 devote more time in self-study.But if they don't complete their homework,they get severe punishment d next day.Students don't find time for extra co-curricular activities due 2 this .They don't find time for any kind of fun n enjoyment.So,I feel that banning homeworks would b better B'coz it would reduce the burden of students.Or,if homeworks r given,it should b limited ,so that students can enjoy doing it n not consider it as a burden.In this way,den can find time for self-study as well as all other activities in which they r interested!
I'm at middle school .like..student should not have homework because we need more free time ,we need to rest our brain,we need family time ,so I think student should not have homework
Homework should NOT be abolished. Although it can be frustrating, it is after all necessary to test what you have learned in that course. If it was just all class-work, then you wouldn't even need to know the information yourself, you would just be able to get answers from other people.
Homework is a poor substitute for personal attention by the teacher. Most of the homework I've seen does NOT teach anything, but reinforces the students' belief that they know nothing and cannot learn.
"Homework" should be replaced by a non-trivial project or projects of the students' choice, to be described and researched in depth and reported on to the rest of the class. Students should be encouraged (challenged) to make use of available resources, including other students and adults in the community.
At my school homework is counted as a grade. So if you don't do your homework then your grade will drastically drop big time. Some teachers don't care if you have the wrong answers, they care if you actually made the attempt to do it or not. But that doesn't mean you can write crap on your homework and turn it in because teachers do read all your work. So, homework shouldn't be abolished because if we are failing, homework being done will boost and help our grades in class.
Homework should definately be abolished. I have to wake up at 6:30 in the morning to get to school then I come home at about 4:00pm. That's already 9 1/2 hours of my life I'll never get back and then on top of that I have to do more hours of homework and assignments. I'm sick of not having the time to go outside and get some exercise, not getting enough sleep, being stressed all the time, not being able to socialise and I am especially sick of going of pages of boring crap I already know.
It takes away from students being able to enjoy life outside of school
It has been proven that homework does NOT help with any learning at all and that in fact getting out and socialising is a lot better for your child's learning.
HOMEWORK! Hell I hate them.I hav got to do plenty of them of every subject nd there 3 tests the next day! What to do...plzzzzzzzz BAN them
Yes! As long as the student is working hard and doing there best to do all they can! I am a Home Schooling Mom ,,,was 5 now down to 3...I seem to be working with them over 5 hours
a day and weekends. I sure wish I had a little way to back off becouse the Schools just want
more and more no matter how hard these kids are trying. And yes I have been apart of public Schools also! So I know all areas of the School system that there is, and I so think that kids, "young people" need time for there self's. There own time to choose and do anything, sports,
art and just whatever lets them break free,and so do us parents. I do everything for my kids.
We as adults need this too! Why push them until they want nothing to do with there studies!
Long time Mom! With public and Home Schooling! Michelle Ca..
As a 7th form student, personally, I believe that a certain amount of homework should be given to student, but not a whole heap of homework at once, because as a major in art students my self, I think that this directly affects the academic performance of the other subjects when a whold heap of homework is thrown at them and that it affects their physical and emotional well being as well as they would have to deal with a much a bigger amount of stress themselves. Also there are students in my class that have to work more than 36 hrs a week to support themselves as their parents will not support them in art subjects and yet they are not old enough to apply for the government's student benefits. So, I think that students should be given a fair amount of homework providing that this would actually be worthwhile of doing it.
Homework should be abolished because homework is cruel and stressful to kids, plus then they can't concentrate on current and new work. AND BTW homework is like slavery AND that was abolished on Dec. 6, 1865. You get punished if you don't complete it, but when you do, you get nothing.
Yes it is time wasteful and very pointless
Homework should be totally abolished or at least optional for extra credit.
Homework should be abolished forever!!!!!
Homework should be banned because even though they give us homework some poeple are not going to do it :D
I think homework is not good because it can cause brain damage and its bad enought that we all ready have like 7 or 6 hrs in school so wats the point of homework?
Well,I think homework should be abolished as its a waste of time...children don't get time for their hobbies,relaxing,spending time wid friends and family.....and senior children don't even get time for their xtra studius for examinations,
Every kid would want homework to be abolished. I sure think at times it should be abolished, what kid wouldn't . Right now I am doing work in class though and I believe that homework does help. What happens when you get into college and when you don't get your homework done? Well it wouldn't be good. I strongly think it should be less homework so we have more time for activities and don't need to be as stressed. I know lots of people that want it abolished. But think about it.. Your not learning much, some people need more help with understanding. If you want it abolished.. Well your dumb. I think homework should be limited though. Whho wants to come home and have no life but doing homework. That's waay to much of a burden. I hate school at times but I don't mind it.
A lot depends on what subject the homework is in. If its modern math or algebra,or geomatry than NO> Mainly because most parents can not help the child do it. I took it in high school and was a bookkeeper for 26 years and never once used algebra. But total amount on time for home work should not exceed more than 1 hour for middle school and high school and 15 minutes for elementary. By the time the child gets home, has a snack, cleans up stuff, than eat supper/dinner , its off to be. A lot of kids have chores to do also,like wash dishes or feed the animals. They still need a lot of sleep to function properly the next day. Tired children don't learn well.
Hey yes it is true home work should be abolished! If not then there will be a limit of giving homework! Who make this home work I don't like it for me homework is like a serial killer of kids and teenagers.
It is a slow poison for teenagers that kill slowly by stress and tension all the time!
So plz lets be together and try to spread this word that "H.W should be abolished"-manpreet delhi,india
I think Homework should be abolished I MEAN think about it I Have to wake Up at 5:55am to go to school and do hard work for 6 hours and Now Look I come home and more work in for tomorow! How stressful would that be? Adults don't understand it If your a kid Like me you would agree with what I am saying at the moment right now I am doing homework and to be honest I really can't be bothered I'm already tired. And guess what? I am doing a project on Should homework be abolished and yes it should !! Woop woop ! And yes it is wasteing my entire Life when I could be out with my friends shopping or Playing footy or I don't know something I'm a girl and I think homework should be ABOLISHED ! It will make life much easier. :)
Yes, I hate homework sometimes. It is so boring!
Yes then only children try to do all questions by their own.
Homework shouldn't be banned at all. Scrolling down at some of these answers made me laugh. Half of you can't even spell, punctuate properly or have severe grammar problems. Most of these answers are opinions, even if there are a few facts lying around, they aren't backed up properly.
I agree with it because homework takes most of our day time when we can interact with society or play and they are not even productive because we cannot do them whole - heartedly. Instead of homework we should be given work which we enjoy to do at home and not in a large amount.
Yes because homework sucks!!!
No homework should not b abolished
Homework is for people who have an average of C or below
Great atleast you understand our feelings
Homework shoud definitely b abolished.....it leads to stress,depression and mental pressure....coming back from school we, da students do not get tym to rest bt sit with our homeworks.....y??? Because if we do not submit it severe punishments are waiting for us the next day......
ALL WORK AND NO PLAY MAKES JACK A DULL BOY......
No,I think children should be given some home work on daily basis as this thing makes them responsible, and more concerned about their studies.
But over burden is not good as well, as they also need some time to relax and play.
No, because children need that time when they get home to relax and enjoy the afternoon, not snowed under by homework.
Homework shouldn't be abolished, but, definitely be reduced. Moreover, holidays are completely ruined due to loads of homework given .
Well. My parents are sick so I have to go do their farming jobs for them and when I get home I have homework to deal with.
Home work shoud not be abolished because it's just a waste of time and we get no time for games and sports
NO! Home work shouldnt be abloshed it is good to have homework for your children something to do afterschool.to keep them out of trouble.
I think that h.w. Shud definitely be abolished. We have so less time or I shud say no time for self study.
Tho I hate hw, I think that if we can't revise then when there is a test you will forget what you have learnt
Absolutely not. By doing homework, kids are practicing what they have learned in school. By getting rid of homework, a teacher would be unable to tell until test time whether or not the kids get the material, and by then it is too late.
A big problem with Elementary Level education is that there is no homework (at least where my son goes to school, which is disgraceful.)
A well accepted guide to homework is that a kid should get 10 minutes per grade level. If your in 8th grade that means 1 hour 20 minutes.
Most parents right now are pushing for more homework.
According to me homework should not be banned because if children will not get the homework then they will not be able to revise what they have studied in class they will come home and play 4 a whole day
and when the exams come they will not be able to perform well
so homework should be given to children but there should be a limit of homework
the child will not get overburdened by homework
I does not agree with this concept that homework should be abolished.because if they will not get homework then they can't revise the chapter which had been taken in their class.some of the children might be against this concept because they don't get time to take rest or wants to play.but when the exam comes they might be overburdened and can't perform well.my mom always says that ''practise makes the man perfect'' which is absolutely right.
No I m totally against it because homework let's us have a thorough understanding of the concept
during exams it can help us a lot as we will already be cleared with our concepts
we can have a interest in studying if we know the concepts
it makes our study too easy and their is very little or negligible scope of confusion during examination
Because they maybe the good smart students that shouldn't even go there
We should not have homework is hard
Homework is a necessary evil unfortunately.
Adults work less a day than students do! We don't need extra work. Hi from Sophie. Do you like cheeeeeeeese?
Uh I assume many reasons would be things such as theres to much of it, but without it the teachers don't know if you understand what you have learnt in the previous lesson.
UMM....I"M in middle school and it takes me about 45 mins... To do my homework 4 the week soo... I personally think that students should have homework because it's good for them to learn at home too. I do my homework for social studies,math,language arts,and science all in 45 mins to 1 hour for the week and hard stuff.. I mean finding 35 definitions and writing them down and putting them into a sentence is hard work but I do it all on monday night. So my answer is yes we should!!!!!
Are classes hands get tired and we get tired and I know that the teachers get tired.