If there was ever a topic that will spark debate, this is it. For decades now, homework has become accepted as being part of school life. All students across the globe — of both primary and secondary age — expect to have to do homework. But is that the way it should be?
4 Reasons Why Homework Should Be Banned - The Student View
Homework was a staple of the public and private schooling experience for many of us growing up. There were long nights spent on book reports, science projects, and all of those repetitive math sheets. In many ways, it felt like an inevitable part of the educational experience. Unless you could power through all of your assignments during your free time in class, then there was going to be time spent at home working on specific subjects. More schools are looking at the idea of banning homework from the modern educational experience. Instead of sending work home with students each night, they are finding alternative ways to ensure that each student can understand the curriculum without involving the uncertainty of parental involvement. Although banning homework might seem like an unorthodox process, there are legitimate advantages to consider with this effort.
Thirty hours? For most children, mandatory homework assignments push their workweek far beyond the school day and deep into what any other laborers would consider overtime. Even without sports or music or other school-sponsored extracurriculars, the daily homework slog keeps many students on the clock as long as lawyers, teachers, medical residents, truck drivers and other overworked adults. Is it any wonder that,deprived of the labor protections that we provide adults, our kids are suffering an epidemic of disengagement, anxiety and depression?
The problem is far from new: public debates about homework have been raging since at least the earlys, and recently spilled over into a Twitter feud between Gary Lineker and Piers Morgan. As a nation, we're falling so far behind educational standards of countries like China, it's embarrassing. Telling our kids to now give up on homework seems a perverse response to this….