Doesn’t everybody need a break from their work to be more effective? Teachers think that homework is very useful to students, but really homework harms students in many different ways. Some kids spend over two hours out of school working on homework that they have gotten that day, and sometimes struggle with understanding why they have to complete that assignment. I think homework is harmful because then kids don’t have a chance to do things that they are interested in. Some families want to know why homework is harmful, how much homework they should get each night, and even the effects of too much homework.
Homeschooling is an educational option that allows parents to teach their children at home instead of sending them to public schools. It is held that "homeschooled children now number 1.2 million in the United States and the number is steadily growing" (Farris, 1997, p. 4). Ray (cited in Mirochinck & McIntyre, 1991). Some Parents believe that sending their children to public schools in which qualified teachers are responsible for educating them is beneficial .However, other parents believe that it is better for their children to be educated at home by people who know their needs. In this paper, I intend to argue with educating children at home.
Schools, they are meant to help children learn right wrong, basic life skills, and how to become intelligent adults. Students start school around the age of three and stay in it for as long as they need; however, school are failing to turn students into intelligent working adults. Parents are told when their children are struggling and when they are succeeding, but are they really succeeding? Humans are strange creatures; we become upset about the strangest things, and labeling children is just as bad as eating their snack during snack time. When children hear that they are either good or bad they start to believe this.
In homeschooling, children are educated at home by a parent or a tutor. There are nearly two million homeschooled children in the United Stated with the number increasing by 10-12 % each year (Campbell, 2013). Parents who homeschool their kids, they do it because they do not trust the current school system and they feel their kids will do better if they take control of their education. Others do it because they want their kids to follow their religious or moral beliefs, or they are afraid for their children’s safety since in public schools they are exposed to drugs, bulling and violence. On the other hand, homeschooling has some negative aspects as well.
Roughly “15% of life is spent at school” in the United States (“What percentage of”). Humans are in school during the early years of development, thus the education system impacts their thoughts, choices, and overall wellbeing. It promotes discovery, but still confides the students to certain rules. This concept is explored throughout many poems including “Pass/Fail,” “Trouble with Math in a One-Room Country School,” “Zimmer’s Head Thudding against the Blackboard,” “The School Room on the Second Floor of the Knitting Mill,” and “Fork.” An overall negative attitude emerges from the themes that discusses how education and schooling impact you, for better or for worse. In the poem “Pass/Fail,” by Linda Pastan, the idea that dreams of taking
Numerous amounts of today's kids have excessive amounts of homework. Some children have extracurricular activities and some may even have jobs. It is difficult for them to juggle all these items at once. In other words, if students did not receive homework and were required to do other items, then countless benefits would be shown. Students attending K-12 public schools in the United States should not receive homework
Parents view the school system as a place to teach their child reading, writing, and mathematics, yet building interpersonal intelligence is considered to be one of the eight basic human aptitudes according to Harvard psychologist Howard Gardner. Children develop at different speeds; some children achieve academic excellence while others excel in relating to people and forming relationships. Shirley Vandersteen, past president of the Psychologists ' Association of Alberta believes “poor social skills put you at a greater disadvantage than poor spelling” (Cottle, 2008). It is believed that “social competence can be improved” (Readers Digest Magazine, 2010). Placing your child in daycare will not assure socialization; however, children will have the benefit of learning self-control, how to get along with others and how to share (The Blank Slate Theory in Psychology, 2010).
Most parents want their kids to grow up and be successful in life and to do that they need to be properly educated so they can achieve their goals in life. No matter what someone chooses to do in life, they will have to deal with numbers at some point. Numeracy is the ability to understand and work with numbers. School curriculums are frequently updated and expect students to know higher level mathematics at younger ages. With the increase in difficult mathematics that are being taught to students, it is hard for many students to keep up because “According to the National Assessment of Educational Progress more than 60 percent of the 4th and 8th graders’ mathematics scores in 2011 were deemed at a basic or below basic level of proficiency”
Minority language students tend to perform more poorly in school than majority language peers, probably because of limited proficiency in the primary language of instruction (August & Shanahan, 2006; Kieffer, 2008). This limited proficiency can undermine students’ ability to complete school tasks (Keuhn, 1996; Vang, 2005), including science and math (Miller & Scheller, 2010). Children whose home language is the same as the school language, on the other hand, are able to transfer discussions between the two settings more easily, which could support the completion of homework and other school tasks (Hong & You, 2012). Children who hear a different language at home than the one used at school have a wide variety of possible language trajectories (Hoff,
There is a general agreement in society that every child should study Mathematics at school in order to acquire skills for their adult life (Orton & Wain, 1996). Mathematics is thought to be the language in which logical reasoning and problem solving blend together as the goal for development of thinking skills (Johnson & Rising, 1992). Despite these notions, unfortunately, Mathematics is a subject where many secondary school students perform poorly at national examinations (Netherlands, 2004). According to Fuchs, Fuchs, Hamlett and Appleton (2002), Mathematics, especially worded problems, are often challenging for students of all ages, including those with or without special learning needs. This is supported by the fact that there exists
Dingess Elementary has been participating in Specific Personal Learning (SPL) since 2010 with the focus being the five components of reading: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. We also target writing skills, and math skills. The kindergarten students study phonemic awareness activities from Phonemic Awareness in Young Children. Students in grades 1st and 2nd are given a spelling inventory from Words Your Way and students are placed in groups according to the skills they lack. 3rd and 4th grade students are placed in groups to deal with their weakness on STAR 360 and the WV Summative Test.