Analysis: Homework Should Be Banned From Schools

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Have you ever noticed that homework is slowly taking over students’ lives? Homework should be eliminated from schools. However, doing homework, students receive higher test scores. But, what happens when homework has a negative effect on students? For instance, Clifton Parker wrote about how Denise Pope, a senior lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Education and some of her colleagues did a survey that associated with 4,317 students from 10 high schools in California. Some things the students said were, “In their open-ended answers, many students said their homework load led to sleep deprivation and other health problems.” Homework should be banned from schools because homework has become demanding, and homework has an unhealthy effect…show more content…
To support this, Alexandra Ossola from Brooklyn, New York, reported to The Atlantic that, “The study, published recently in the journal; Frontiers in Psychology, focused on students in two elite East Coast high schools, a population that has received surprisingly little research attention. The researchers surveyed and interviewed 128 students, teachers, and administrators about students; stress levels and coping strategies. They found that 49 percent of students reported feeling ‘a great deal of stress’ on a daily basis. Half reported doing three or more hours of homework per night, and 26 percent noted that they had been diagnosed with depression-over four times the national average of 6 percent.” This evidence proves that homework has become a major health problem because homework has caused these students to have lots of stress, and some have gotten depression. In addition, Sylvian Duval, from the Institute for Knowledge Mobilization, reported to Center For Advancing Health (CFAH) that, “Only about 8 percent of high school students get enough sleep on an average school night, a large new study finds. The others are living with borderline-to-serious sleep deficits that could lead to daytime drowsiness, depression, headaches and poor performance at school.” This evidence proves that students are not getting the amount of sleep that they should be getting because they…show more content…
For example, homework improves test scores. For instance, Dr. Nick Rupp, a professor for Department of Economics wanted to test this theory. Him and his classmates flipped a coin to see which half of the room was assigned homework before the upcoming test. In the article, Research Shows Homework Improves Grades, where Rupp was wrote about, it says, “But in the end, it was the students required to do homework who were cheering. They performed a half-letter grade better, on average, than those who did not have to complete homework assignments,” (Kennedy1). In conclusion, students should have homework because homework improves test
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