Should We Say Goodbye To Homework Essay

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Should We Say Goodbye to Homework? Kindergartener Kade Moser walked off of the bus after his first day of school. He thought: “Wow, that wasn’t awful. A school day isn’t that long.” But little did he know, sitting in his bag was pages of math problems and alphabet practice. The sad thing is, it never got any easier. To this day, Kade is still dealing with the struggle of homework. On a normal school night, his family will be in the basement hanging out while he is upstairs working on his endless homework. And this isn’t just a problem for him. Students across the world are being bombarded by homework. There is an easy solution to this problem. Schools should ban or greatly minimize homework because it creates stress for students …show more content…
School is broken up with classes and activities like P.E. class, lunch, and other active classes or periods. But, when they get home, homework often isn’t engaging. Homework should be interactive. It doesn’t have to be a sit on the couch for three hours studying kind of homework. Liz Goodenough said this to Harvard Education magazine: "Ideally homework should be about taking something home, spending a few curious and interesting moments in which children might engage with parents, and then getting that project back to school — an organizational triumph" (Hough). If a student is actively engaged in his or her homework, they will get it done much faster than some worksheet. The average student will check their phone or watch an episode on Netflix between pages of homework. Students will also have a better chance of comprehending the subject their working on if they can do hands on activities. But with homework in the state that it is now, students often bore themselves with …show more content…
These are all activities that a student would ideally like to be doing if they weren’t at home doing homework. “With so much to do at the end of the school day, children don’t have that much time to focus their energies on things that interest them the most” (5 Homework Should Be Banned Pros And Cons). This quote about sums up the fact that homework is limiting brain power. Most student’s brains aren’t going to grow if they 're studying the history of Egypt. Rather, they will flourish if they have time to play the guitar or throw a football or build something using their hands. Stephanie Brant, principle of Gaithersburg Elementary School, seems to agree with this claim. Harvard Education Magazine reported that Brant took homework out of the equation at her school. As an alternative, she requested that student read 30 minutes every day (Hough). Brainpower is built on what a student wants to do, not what the teacher wants the student to do. This debate has been discussed ever since the early 1900s. In the 1920s, physicians concerned themselves that homework could be negatively impacting students. They claimed that students should have six to seven hours of sunlight per day

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