The Negative Effects Of Homework

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Imagine a world without homework. Wouldn’t it be great? Unfortunately, far too many students get homework every night. Recent research even suggests that some students are getting excessive amounts of homework. One study found that kids in early elementary school received about three times the amount of recommended homework. Homework should be eliminated because it can negatively impact mental health and because it can limit students time with family and activities.
It is all too apparent that homework must be cut since it can adversely influence mental well-being. According to the article“Stanford Research Shows Pitfalls of Homework” by Clifton B. Parker,89% of students reported homework was a stressor. 56% of students considered homework as a primary source of stress. This is important information because of it clear that homework is causing worry for most students. In the piece “Homework vs. Sleep: A Cause of Stress in Teens (And Younger Kids)” by Craig Canapari MD, it was reported about 15% of juniors and seniors had more than two hours of homework per night. Canapari also pointed to a study finding 90% of teenagers are not getting enough sleep due to too much homework. This is significant because teenagers need sleep for their growth and development. Also, without sleep teenagers might fall asleep in class and not be able to pay attention to the lesson.
Homework also needs to be cut because it limits activities and socially isolates students, from their famillies.
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