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
The main issue in the story is that Laurie bends the truth to his parents about what happens in school. Laurie explains to his mom about this troublemaker named Charles who is causing all these problems during the school day. When his mother has the chance of meeting Charles’s mother,
When students receive busy work they often turn to their classmates for answers or go through the assignment hastily and without effort. This proves that homework is not an effective learning strategy, and it actually teaches negative habits. Homework supporters believe that more homework translates to smarter students. Many studies have proven that dropping homework has positive effects on students in their school. Nancy Kalish’s article describes one school that put homework to the test,
Homework helpful or harmful Is Homework Helpful or Harmful? This question that many parents and students ask themselves every day. Many students complain about the amount of homework that is given to them.1 As many children as eleven-year-old Stevie Naeyaert in the research done by Alexa Stevenson, children suggest they don’t have enough socialization time.Have you ever been frustrated with homework, and not having enough socialization time? Many students believe too much homework blocks their social life.2 The topic of this essay is, Is Homework Helpful or Harmful? Homework is helpful, it decreases fights with parents.
In defense of censorship, parents cry out “Think of the children!” and religious organizations clamor “That’s not what the Bible said!” There are so many instances of this occurrence that it’s almost like clockwork in its unchanging regularity, as made evident throughout “Light Out, Huck.” In Kakutani’s piece, she lists several examples of this, but high school teacher, John Foley, and his comments from 2009 stand out in particular: “The time has arrived to update the literature we use in high school classrooms...novels that use the ‘N-word’ repeatedly need to go.” An author’s employment of mature elements to construct a realistic backdrop in order to make the narrative more realistic and identifiable to the reader is misconstrued by Foley and many other naysayers of anti-censorship as the author encouraging vulgar behavior. It’s absurd to think a story set in the deep South in the 19th century won’t have a couple racial slurs sprinkled here and there, similar to believing a story set in the modern world won’t have incessant references to the Internet or social media. If anything, one should think of an author’s story as a jigsaw puzzle – bits like curse words and sex scenes aren’t the big picture the puzzle is meant
Research has asked the question: “Does Homework Cause Stress In Children?” and research shown: “Unfortunately, the answer to this question is – yes. Middle and high schools continue the tough academic pressures. Larger class sizes, shorter break times and strong pressures to perform well on standardized tests all place students under large amounts of stress. Homework today which can on some days exceed 3 to 4 hours can negatively affect a child’s sleep cycle. Instead of getting 8 to 9 hours of sleep which is recommended, children end up getting 5 to 6 hours of sleep which in itself contributes to increase in stress.
While students would certainly gain a substantial amount of free time compared to now if homework were to be banned, they would lose the benefits of reasonable homework assignment. A reduction of meaningless homework would be just as effective at decreasing student stress as a homework ban would be. Solving students’ current lack of free time does not elicit a strict ban, however. The solution better suited to the situation is a reduction of homework in order to drastically reduce student stress, yet still allowing them to reap the multitude of benefits which a moderate amount of daily homework provides. Additionally, with a smaller volume of work every day, teachers are more likely to budget their “homework allowance” more meaningfully.
In addition to being extremely damaging to physical and mental health, homework also completely eliminates free time and fights for time with extracurricular activities. Part-time jobs, babysitting siblings, or extracurricular activities such as soccer, basketball, or football, may consume copious amounts of time, resulting in students who are unmotivated to complete their homework (Rhodes, Wilson). The often-repetitious worksheets and handouts that appear to be a waste of time, also destroy a student’s motivation to complete homework (Rhodes, Wilson). After all, why would a student want to spend hours pouring over a sheets of paper when he/she could be outside having fun? In addition to eliminating free time, the hours that a student will spend daily on homework also have negative impacts on physical and mental health.
Book Banning According to the American Library Association (ALA), the request for removal of books are usually due to the contents and its age appropriateness for the students. “When I was in 6th grade, I decided to read Catcher in the Rye. My parents were fine with that, but my school sent me home for the day. This experience gave me an even greater appreciation of the power of the written word” (Reading Banned Books...). The reasoning behind why banned books today may seem good today but tomorrow this definition may change and parents and teachers will come to a situation where the beliefs and feelings towards a book will clash.
Megan Scott Rollyson English 3 21 January 2018 MLA How Much Homework is Too Much Homework? Every student of high school dreads the thought of doing homework every night, and it’s much more than students wanting to play a video game or surf the internet. Highschoolers are growing adolescents that are soon to be adults, and the state of their wellbeing is important to how their future is determined. Homework, it turns out, seems to be a strong stress factor to students nationwide, and it is much more widespread than you think. 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.
The Language Police, by Diane Ravitch, meticulously documents the authors search for solving the political mystery behind the unorthodox reasoning behind K-12 education. She always believed that textbooks were designed to help students gain beneficial information, and that tests were assessed on the knowledge from what they had learned throughout the year. Over many years, testing was reflected on a controversial language of screening and affairs that negatively were associated with all personable groups. What once had been commended had now developed far beyond the method of censorship. It was now, restricted as an approach for masking the reality of literal knowledge from students.
This introduces a problem because writing is supposed to be a developmental process. In school, teachers always stressed the importance of having a rough draft, or even multiple drafts, before turning in your final copy. However, with the SAT, you are no longer able to do this because “state assessment of writing has revitalized the traditional five-paragraph essay at the expense of authentic expression” (Thomas par. 7). Instead, the SAT causes one to completely change the form of a traditional high school essay.
It stresses all of us out, making us worry about our grades, slowly losing our sanity. But the real question is, will we really get smarter? Smarter Balanced is basically a normal summative assessment that goes over everything we’ve learned so far. What makes it better than our regular assessments we have in school? The company of Smarter Balanced states, “Smarter Balanced is designed to measure whether underlying concepts have been taught and learned, rather than reflecting mostly test-taking skills.” SBAC is one way of making sure that we know these skills before we move on to the following grade.