The Importance Of Homework A Huge Debate Among Elementary Schools

815 Words Sep 30th, 2015 4 Pages
The importance of homework is a huge debate among elementary schools. Homework committees have been formed to determine whether or not it is beneficial to students. These committees have done research in multiple countries, such as China, Japan, and the United States. Studies have discovered "there is no correlation between time spent on studying and academic achievement" (Sorrentino). Banning homework would allow children more time with their families, while promoting physical and mental health. Giving elementary students homework is not only a burden on the child, but also on the parent. Although, many think it is a necessary part of education, more experts are saying homework may not be beneficial. Oftentimes children need assistance on their homework, and the parents may be unable to help them. "Critics of this type of parental involvement say it can be counter productive because parents may assume too great a role and/or may not fully understand the lessons being taught" (Graham). In dealing with homework, if parents cannot help their children, they may begin to feel inadequate to their kids. As a result, the parents may eventually lose connection with their child. When discussing family time, children with divorced parents must be taken into deeper consideration. For a child, a major concern is striving to spend adequate amounts of time with both mom and dad. This can result in incompletion of assignments. Also, the student’s homework and papers may get lost in the…

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