Banned, as in 'illegal'?
I think it should!
Homework takes kids away from their friends and family.
Homework does not prepare kids for the real life. In real life, we work 8,9, 10 hours, a set amount of hours, and then we are, or should be, -done-. If kids need to spend an extra hour in school studying, where they can ask questions etc - go for it. But home should not be for work.
Homework is unfair.How much homework students get is randomly determined by their chance of a teacher. How is that fair?.
Homework shifts the burden to the parents. What did they do wrong?
I've always thought and remain to believe that homework is absolutey unecessary! The amount of homework children get today is ridiculous. I strongly believe it should be banned.
Asked by Anonymous at 11:46 PM on Aug. 23, 2009 in Politics & Current Events
Answer by Anonymous at 2:56 AM on Aug. 24, 2009
Answer by LiliM at 11:52 PM on Aug. 23, 2009
No. As a teacher I can tell you that the best way for students to learn is to practice. Given the amount of material we are required to cover in the course of the school year AND the numerous interruptions that take place during the course of the instructional day, homework is necessary. It is also instrumental in communicating between home and school. Students who have homework (and it shouldn't exceed 10 minutes per grade level so 10 minutes for 1 grade and 120 for 12th grade (my daughter easily passed the two hour mark, but did well with the extra exposure without distraction and we didn't suffer any ill effects in family relationships). I don't assign homework. If students take work home it means students didn't use their time well and I apportion time specifically so all students can finish in class. There are those who squander their time and it needs to be done. Check your school policy--there are limits.
Answer by PsWifey at 11:55 PM on Aug. 23, 2009
Answer by Petie at 11:55 PM on Aug. 23, 2009
Answer by Dawn4175 at 11:58 PM on Aug. 23, 2009
No... because I'm not lazy and I want what's best for my child. And many people take work home with them or work overtime so I think homework is really no different than that. Kids need reinforcement when they are learning new material. When learning to read they need to read every day so that they can improve. I read every night even as an adult, I love it. I have a love of reading because I had to read every night as my homework in every grade, even in high school we had to read certain chapters of whatever novel we were studying. I don't agree with loads of homework, but I do think that homework is necessary to help a child learn and improve certain skills that are needed later in life.
Answer by anime_mom619 at 12:00 AM on Aug. 24, 2009
Answer by citymama707 at 12:01 AM on Aug. 24, 2009
Answer by NotPanicking at 12:01 AM on Aug. 24, 2009
Answer by happychick2525 at 12:04 AM on Aug. 24, 2009
Answer by Crissy1213 at 12:17 AM on Aug. 24, 2009