The “Homework Debate” has occurred since the beginning of compulsive education. Some argue that children benefit from homework and rote memorization. Others say that homework is redundant and takes away from precious time with family and friends. I believe that homework for elementary aged children should be banned, and the homework given for students in junior and senior high school should be drastically reduced. With the heavy workload, many students are not getting adequate sleep, causing them to miss out on important topics taught the next day in class.
For example, after school activities, taking care of siblings, chores, and family time. Students dislike homework for several reasons. When students get home they want to relax from another frustrating day of school and be themselves. Homework causes a lot of stress and makes you overwhelmed. People might say homework improves your test scores but without homework you are still able to study for your tests.
Unhealthy problems is an effect of kids doing too much homework for too long, students have to complete all of their homework in just a limited amount of time, and less time for family and extracurricular activities and family and friends is created because of homework. If homework continues to increase through the years, students will go through a midlife crisis! They will not be able to handle all of the pressure and who knows what the students will do with all of this homework on their backs. Remember back to Michael. He was stressed out from all of the homework he had received from school, though, he went to school excited.
Consequently, kids are feel taxation and get stressed out. Students are also given too much homework and stress levels rise. Studies show it is much worse if the assignment is overdue (Druker). Students are already learning enough in the classroom environment, they don’t need to spend more time out of school on their work. Homework produces unneeded stress, especially if there are multiple or overdue assignments.
What do students have to do after working for eight hours at school? Homework. Many students spend hours of their day after school doing more work for school. Students despise the work and teachers and parents fuse over having to deal with it. So why do teachers continue to assign it?
This left Viki with two choices: complete them and suffer the consequences of lack of sleep, or get the much needed rest but put her grade in jeopardy? This question haunts many students and is one of the reasons why homework negatively affects youths. Source 1 discusses common issues that excessive homework causes, such as exhaustion and stress that increases unnecessary family tensions. It states “...too much homework can do more harm than good. Researchers have cited drawbacks, including boredom and burnout toward academic material, less time for family and extracurricular activities, lack of sleep and increased stress,” “as homework load increased, so did family stress, researchers found (American Journal of Family Therapy, 2015)” and “they also reported greater academic stress and less time to balance family, friends, and extracurricular activities.
High school students are receiving too much homework, it’s confusing and stressing them out, it's taking a toll on their mental and physical health, as well as their social lives. According to the NEA (National Education Association), there is a nationwide standard to how much homework should be given to
Homework that Hurts Ever since the school system was invented, homework has been given out to allow children the opportunity to practice the skills they learned throughout the school day. It was thought to help children memorize the material better,however, throughout the past decade, the amounts of homework that children receive has become too much. Small children and teens are expected to tackle anywhere from 1-4 hours of homework each night. Students become stressed when they cannot memorize material or finish a project, affecting their ability to learn at home and in school. Some people believe that homework is beneficial to students, and helps them learn, but they are mistaken.
Lastly, homework not only affects students but it also affects family at home. Parents are trying to bring this subject to the attention of schools so something can be done about it. “In recent years, parents have voiced worries that their children are being overworked, and newspaper and magazine articles have highlighted stories of students working late on homework, even after participation in other extracurricular activities like organized sports, volunteering, and music lessons” (Is Homework Beneficial). Few elementary and middle school students are able to manage the planning required with considerable help from a parent. Many experts question if children are even getting a real childhood.
Does your kid come home and complain about how they have too much homework? Do they always insist there should be less? Many people that think that the amount of homework that kids get is a problem and that they should get less. There are many complaints that homework stresses kids out and takes up all of their time, when in fact homework is essential to students because it gives students the opportunity to deepen their understanding of a topic, allows more new material to be introduced each year, and readies students for the future. During school many students tend to stop paying attention to the lesson being taught.