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Top 10 Reasons Homework Should Be Banned
Homework is one of unique evils that all of us can relate to. Whether it plagued our evenings or weekends – or, for those unfortunate enough to be homeschooled, every waking hour, – for each of us homework evokes an individualized and vivid set of memories. Mine tend to consist of horrendously early mornings spent either trying to disentangle apparently impossible mathematical equations, or frantically scribbling a series of unsubstantiated (though passably well-articulated) ideas and interpretations for a humanities assignment. On a particularly bad morning, I’d have to do both.
Looking back, constantly leaving my homework until the last minute was no more than a matter of course. For a guitar-obsessed teenager who would invest more time in the PlayStation than in any given chemistry or biology textbook, homework was always going to take a back seat, as it did amongst my peers. Indeed, I look back with fondness on friends whose constant failure to even attempt the set homework was matched only by the constantly poor excuses they offered to the teacher: ‘some homeless guy on the bus’ (who presumably had a profound interest in long-shore drift) ‘stole it’ remains my personal favorite.
As a teacher my relationship with homework has taken on a new dynamic. Working in Italy, I am obliged to set (and of course grade) increasingly large amounts of homework: most of which is completed by my female students, little of which is even attempted by my male students. While the dynamic has changed, however, my view has not. Homework does not help. Instead of contributing to learning, it only threatens to blacken the association young people have with education. Here are 10 reasons it should be banned.
10 Homework encourages conflict
The sheer fact that the Internet is abound with websites trying to resolve homework-related conflicts and advising parents on how to get their children to do sit down and do it clearly highlights its inherent dislike by children. Parents are, however, in a difficult situation when it comes to appeasing the school and enforcing its completion.
For those who believe in the educational benefits of homework (see the concerned parental response above), there isn’t too much of an issue. For those who don’t, however, and whose children attend a school that sets it in large amounts, they find themselves in a position where they are obliged to police their children and ensure it gets done; going against their own principals and presumably those they would undoubtedly like to instill in their children. These homework apologists may recognize the fact that homework to a large extent serves to compensate for the failings of the school system. As we’ll see later, work that doesn’t get done at school – often through no fault of the child’s – is set as homework. The idea that it is the child’s responsibility to make up for this, however, is one that parents have to feel comfortable with before they can preach to their children about doing it.
We’re shortly going to look at the negative health effects homework can have on children. Before doing that, however, it’s worth suggesting that one of the most insidious ways in which homework damages children may be psychological. Not only does it put children off learning through the boring nature of the work, but it also has the potential to create negative cognitive associations between learning and conflict in general – especially where there are family arguments over the amount of time and effort spent doing it.
9 Homework favors the few
Speaking at Paris’ Sorbonne University in 2012, the incumbent French president François Hollande suggested banning homework outright; the place for learning, he suggested, should be in the classroom and not at home. This part of Hollande’s address was entirely in line with his liberal principals. As president of France’s Parti Socialiste (Socialist Party), Hollande recognizes homework as an anti-egalitarian instrument that benefits children who come from wealthy backgrounds, who have healthy working environments that are conducive to learning, and who have parents willing to lend time and energy to helping them.
France is an excellent comparison for the US, for its education system is broadly similar: the school day lasts roughly from 8:00 a.m. – 16:00 p.m. though with the difference that most students have Wednesdays, Saturday afternoons and Sundays off. With children of both countries spending a similar amount of time at school, this means that Hollande’s proposal could readily be implemented, if not at least seriously debated, in the US. So why is it not?
The reason is that homework favors society’s elites, and these elites want to maintain the status quo. It favors the children of the wealthy and educated not by educating their children, but by ensuring they tick boxes, achieve grades and are taught competition. There will always be parents who’ll ask for more homework to be assigned and who’ll rally against attempts to curtail the already almost impossible workload, confident in the belief that stunts to their children’s development, their short-term suffering, will be compensated by their future prosperity. Homework encourages competition, and parents will pay to get the edge with private tutors. Trust me. I’m one of those tutors.
8 Homework doesn’t test anything
Without wanting to be completely utilitarian, it’s our duty as educators, parents and general enforcers of homework to question the merit of what we’re asking our children to do. Homework is about memorization not education , and there is a case to be made that if you were able to do the homework it never needed to be done, whereas if you weren’t able to do it, you haven’t learnt anything so the whole exercise was pointless.
Here are a few such examples of pointless homework. In a recent tutorial, a 16 year-old Italian student of mine had to write a two-page critique in English of Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s Rime of the Ancient Mariner – a poem so archaic that even I as a mother-tongue English speaker struggle in parts. I’m not for one moment questioning the value of studying literature, but writing an essay on Romantic English literature when your spoken English is too elementary to accurately verbally communicate seems like a waste of time. In the end, to justify my pay, I dictated it.
In another tutorial, a student’s homework was to translate a page of dense grammatical explanations (meant for advanced adults) about the third-conditional into Italian; an exercise that astounded me not only because of the dastardly difficulty and pointlessness of the task, but also because my students English-comprehension was so low that it soon became apparent that the nervous boy sitting before me had absolutely no idea what he was reading. His mum, however, had paid for this ‘tutorial’ and expected results. So within the allotted time we struggled through together, fulfilled the homework’s crazy criteria and merrily learned nothing.
7 Homework covers what teachers couldn’t get through in the lesson
One thing that teachers won’t like to admit is that, with so many arbitrary targets, rigid curricula and time constraints on those in our profession being set across education systems worldwide, high homework rates are inevitable. In fact, the last 23 years have seen an increase from two hours 38 minutes to three hours 58 minutes in the time spent doing homework each week: something that all-too conveniently mirrors trends in governmental target increases. Unfortunately, when it comes to content, instead of encouraging reflection on the topic covered in class, or curiosity-led research into further facets of the subject, homework tasks often constitute new material that could not be covered in class.
Not only does this mean that we’re unable to tailor homework to the student’s specific academic needs, but it also means that the homework material has often not been pre-taught – something that makes the more conscientious in our profession feel incredibly guilty as we feel we’re letting our students down.
The prevalence of this practice is confirmed by data, which shows that the amount of homework set by teachers is relative to their level of experience. Indeed, as revealed in a 2007 MetLife study into US schools, only fourteen percent of teachers with over 21 years experience assign more than an hour’s homework a night compared to 14 percent of teachers with between zero and five years experience. This, in part, must be explained by the more experienced teachers’ ability to condense their lessons to fit the curriculum – a good working-system for achieving grades, but one not suitable for education in its own right.
Short of introducing an outright ban, a more effective system at least would be for us to invest more time coordinating amongst ourselves to make sure that we’re neither setting too much homework at the same time nor overlapping on test dates. Anyway, that’s all I have time to say on the subject. There’s grading to be done.
6 Homework takes time away from a child’s development
There was a period during America’s Progressive Era (1890-1920) in which education was viewed as a means to cultivate the creative, artistic and emotional aspects of individual children rather than to encourage uniformity and vocational preparation. A return to this view of education is popular among many parents and educators now, however rigid testing systems – along with increasing amounts of homework – are likely to ensure that this doesn’t happen for some time.
Children landed with lots of homework are often compelled to make a choice; invest more time in extracurricular hobbies and interests or continue to satisfy the requirements dictated by the school. Of course, there are extracurricular activities deemed suitable: and special mention, or even dispensation, may be given to students who excel at a particular sport or instrument (often because of the prestige they bring the school). Students whose hobbies do not fit into these narrow categories can expect no such dispensations. It will be a long time, for example, before reading one’s way through a literary canon, making Airfix models, socializing with friends; even playing videogames (some of which have been recognized as having enormous educational potential ) are accepted over commitments such as a football match or cello recital when it comes to the hierarchy of excuses for uncompleted homework.
It doesn’t, of course, have to be this way. Precedent could be given to indulging in creative arts outside school. In Finland , homework is kept to an absolute minimum, children are encouraged to play outdoors – even in the biting winter – and they are internationally considered to be some of the happiest and highest-achieving children. While we continue to push our dogmatic beliefs about the benefits of homework, however, it’s unlikely our children will be considered in the same category.
5 Homework is Rarely Enjoyable
If homework instilled a love for learning or cultivated a passion for acquiring knowledge, there would be little problem with it. More often than not, however, homework comes in a form that is pointless, mindless and in such vast quantities that there can be no time for absorption or reflection.
‘ Memorization, not rationalization ’ is perhaps the most depressing mantra to reflect this; extracted from a concerned father’s 13-year-old daughter when asked whether she understands the garbled, and frankly over-complicated, notes she’d been asked to make for an Earth Science test. The phrase hits the nail on the head, embodying the main problems recently outlined by pedagogues Mike Horsley and Richard Walker. For it not only captures homework’s remarkably repetitive nature but also exemplifies a learners verbal knee-jerk reaction to being challenged over the complexity of the task being set for them and therefore the validity of its prescription.
The father and author of the remarkable piece from where the quote comes – in which he takes on her homework load for the week – laments at the end that educators almost unanimously favor enormous amounts of homework. His preference, presumably along with all other rationally thinking parents, would be for his daughter to read a book for pleasure, ‘or write a story or paint a picture or play the guitar’, but rather than being at liberty to indulge in fun and enjoyable activities after a long day at school, children are expected to engage in a poor imitation of the administrative drudgery of adult life.
4 Homework encourages bad learning habits
You might remember from the introduction that I’m not much of an ambassador for good homework practice. Though I don’t remember much about homework at elementary school, I doubt I was much better at doing it then than I was in high school (though presumably there was less to do). More often than not I’d have something to hand in, and it was usually of a decent standard considering the groggy fog under which it had been written. But I was always tired.
In fact, I was so tired that at any opportunity I would sneak naps in between lessons, which was hardly a productive use of my time. For the most part, my years spent at university (where I actually loved what I was studying, although the paucity of contact hours meant that all work was homework) knocked this habit out of me. But I knew many people who continued to treat their university studies as they treated their school studies, just as I know people who have taken these habits with them into the working world.
These people learned their bad habits early, but not in the classroom. In the classroom, there was the potential to avoid doing work but there were also proportional repercussions. They learned these habits at home, where there was no immediate punishment for procrastination (at least that wasn’t parentally administered).
If not for discipline, there is no reason why school practices should invade the home environment, especially if you can monitor, and if necessary tweak, learning habits in the classroom. School exercises have no place at home; in fact the distinction is required. For if you can create the distinction between work/study-life and home-life early, this sets a good tone for establishing a healthy work-life balance later in life.
3 Homework is a nightmare for teachers
‘Homework’, according to Canadian talk-show host and political commentator Tommy Schnurmacher , ‘is cruel and unusual punishment. Banning it will improve the life of students, parents and teachers in one fell swoop.’ Indeed, contrary to the idea that teachers derive pleasure in reciprocating the same homework-related misery on their students they once had to deal with, many in our profession view homework as the most unnecessary of evils.
Firstly, there’s the grading. Not only is it often painfully repetitive – at best marking formulaic, short answers; at worst trying to decipher assignments written in such a way that makes the Rosetta Stone look like a walk in the park – but it also takes up time that could be better spent planning lessons to optimize their effectiveness. But we do it, and we do it assiduously. This is not only because, and believe me when I say this, one of the last things you want is to do is to tell your students that you haven’t had time to grade the homework that they (certainly reluctantly) took the time to do. It’s also because we believe it our duty to provide feedback that will make their pointless undertaking of the task in some way worth its while.
2 Homework has detrimental health effects
In 2014, the University of Stanford published the results of a study showing that high school students who exceed the upper limit of more than two and a half hours homework a night were more likely to show negative health and stress related symptoms. This correlation is hardly surprising, but deserves to be teased out in a little more detail.
The most clearly affected area, as attested in a Chinese academic paper , is a child’s sleep patterns. Hours of homework eat into time that could be spent resting for the school day ahead – where, let’s not forget, there are trained professionals to monitor and address first-hand the students’ educational needs. Stress is another major factor that’s easily induced by unrealistic workloads. Fifty-six percent of students from Stanford’s study reported homework as a root cause of stress, while 33 percent mentioned the immense pressure to achieve good grades. Of those sampled, less than 1 percent didn’t consider homework a stress factor. But don’t just take statistical evidence; browse any message board or comment section on this topic and you’ll soon find parental anecdotes about their children crying until the early hours over unmanageable expectations.
It’s worth briefly returning to Stanford’s study to look at the pooled data. The survey looked at 4,000 students attending 10 high-performing high schools in upper-middle class Californian communities – where the median income fell above $90,000. A staggering 93 percent of these students attended college after graduating and reported doing over three hours of homework each night. This, in itself, is instructive, and reveals a socio-economic trend that needs to be questioned: why do wealthier parents often want heavier workloads for their children.
1 Homework has no academic benefits
A TIMSS (Trends in Math and Science Study) survey, conducted in 2007, revealed that fourth grader students in countries that set below average levels of homework were more academically successful in math and science than those in countries that set above average levels. In Japan – ranked second in the results table – only three percent of students reported a particularly heavy workload of over three hours a night while a staggering 20 percent of Dutch students – whose scores were in the international top 10 – claimed to do no homework whatsoever. This is in stark contrast to countries like Greece and Thailand, where higher workloads have done nothing to rectify lower scores.
These results are not alone in debunking the myth that homework in any way benefits the academic performance of elementary students. So why, we should ask, are policymakers and educators so hell-bent on enforcing it? In his 2006 publication The Homework Myth , prolific author and outspoken critic of the current educational system Alfie Kohn set out a well argued and evidentially attested thesis saying that the purpose of homework is twofold. Firstly it’s meant to instill an air of competitiveness in children, not only within the physical classroom, but, because of the quantitatively driven approach of policy experts, within the global classroom – against China, Singapore and Finland, for example. Secondly, homework is used as a weapon to combat adults’ inherent mistrust of children, keeping them busy so they don’t run riot. This latter suggestion may baffle belief, but a concerned parent’s response to the suggestion that homework be banned (‘we have to have homework… otherwise the kids won’t have structure and they will just come home and fool around’) attests to its current orthodoxy.
The thing about homework is that is doesn’t work. As shown by numerous studies, it brings no educational benefits, acts as a root cause of conflict between children, parents and teachers and has detrimental mental and physical effects on children that, by the fact that they’re avoidable, are absolutely inexcusable. Children are not the only ones to fear the evils of homework though. Teachers, under increasing amounts of pressure to meet targets, cover curricula and achieve grades, are incentivized to set more and more of it and grade more and more of it; something that wouldn’t be so bad if we weren’t so aware of its utter pointlessness.
The most important problem, however, is that homework is more closely associated with punishment than with pleasure. Made to be completed during time that should be spent engaging in creative, playful and recreational pursuits, homework doesn’t even have the courtesy to be enjoyable by nature – as is completely apparent from my students’ faces when I fulfill my duties to the school in setting it for them. And such truth is not surprising when you consider that for homework to be enjoyable, it would have to be everything it’s not: optional instead of mandatory, creative rather than prescribed and objectively appreciated instead of subjectively assessed. Improvement to our children’s education, until we redefine what our definition of education really is, can only be achieved through one thing, its removal.
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Why homework should be banned
- Is Banning homework a good idea?
Do you have any idea why all homework should be banned? This is a question that countless students ask themselves. This is a proven fact the teachers’ assignment for a night is above the handling capacity of ordinary students. Here, we aim to review a handful of reasons that prove homework should be banned!
One of the characteristics of the 21st century is enormous amounts of homework. Children usually spend a lot of time with to do their homework are puzzles, science posters, covers, book reports, etc. Although the student may constantly complain about their homework, doing homework is an inseparable and integral part of learning.
There has been hot discussion about the essential nature of homework for decades now. In the opposition, some consider homework as harmful for both the students and their parents. There might be some valid points in looking at it that way because everybody would live a lot happier without homework.
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- 1. Homework can cause depression!
2. Families could spend some quality time!
3. homework has no benefits whatsoever, 4. improvement of students’ mental health, 5. failure in tests, 6. you won’t have any time for yourself, 7. homework does not guarantee academic development, more resources, 7 reasons why homework should be banned .
Believe it or not: homework can cause depression!
1. Homework can cause depression!
Too much homework can affect students’ physical and mental health profoundly. Some of the results of heavy assignments are getting headaches, sleep loss, and weight loss. According to researchers at Stanford, up to 56% of students regard doing homework as the main reason behind anxiety and fatigue.
According to a new national survey, one out of every three American families has stated that the main reason behind the anxiety and tension in their house is teachers’ home assignments. Tight deadlines leave less to no room for shared family moments and activities. This issue is so rooted in their family life that they have to plan according to their children’s homework. Since students must follow specific guidelines in doing their homework, parents would have no chance of getting involved in the learning process.
The third factual piece of evidence in favor of banning homework is that it has no benefits! The typical assumption that teachers make is that doing homework helps students by improving their memory. Yet this is a wrong belief because, with more homework, students would be less motivated and less driven in learning. Consequently, instead of being an encouraging angel, homework would be a discouraging demon leading students to the abyss of stress and anxiety.
When students fail to complete their homework on time, they might suffer from mental issues. Typically, teachers presuppose that tight deadlines help students with their time management skills, but the issue at hand is much more complex. The homework might be frustratingly dull or too heavy that students are unable to find time for doing it. After students fail big time on doing their homework, they are prone to developing mental issues and scars. Some students might suppose that they lack the intellectual faculties that are necessary for having a successful life. This way, students might get discouraged from further learning. There is still the homework-induced suicide risk factor involved, which you can totally eliminate by simply banning homework.
Schools can help their students in getting better test results by simply eliminating the homework. The problem with heavy homework is that it absorbs all students’ attention, and they might fail to pass their exams with good grades. You should know that heavy homework assignments can be as distracting as video games, partying, tablets, phones, etc.
The sixth major problem with homework is that it leaves you no room for some quality time with yourself. When students put gross amounts of their time into doing their heavy assignments, they won’t be able to develop crucial life skills that would be helpful to them in the future. Serious homework usually deprives students of any chance to participate in school extracurricular activities such as sports events, musical events, student gatherings, etc. More importantly, students won’t be able to develop essential social skills and life hacks such as self-management, staying independent, socializing, etc.
A ban on all homework or minimal homework provides students with the chance to appreciate finer things in life, such as music and literature. They might even find that they have an undiscovered talent in a field that nobody would have thought of and become an overnight success!
When scientists studied the effect of doing homework on student lives, the results were not unanimous. One side of the issue is that the results show that total elimination of assignments is quite beneficial for junior students as it separates the house life and class life of students. Not only that, the senior students still draw benefit from a ban on homework’s extra burden as they will spend more time on projects outside of the classroom. All in all, there are errors in researches as such, and there is no concluding research at hand that would send such a debate once and for all. But, until such definitive research is done, it seems more reasonable to stay safe than sorry.
So Should Students Have Homework?
Now it’s pretty evident that homework is not the key to any academic success. It has next to nothing educational value, and it only sparks conflict between students, parents, and the school. Homework affects children mentally as well as physically in a negative manner. It needs to be mentioned that kids are not the only victims of heavy homework assignments.
Serious homework puts teachers on the spot with all the pressure from meeting semester goals, covering the syllabus, etc.; the frustrated teachers try to use heavy homework as a shortcut to meeting semester ends rather successfully. At the same time, they are unaware that there is no need to do so and how absurd it is. The main issue at hand is the association of homework with penalization instead of pleasure for students. With homework, the portion of students’ time that should be focused on pursuing creative and beneficial activities will be wasted on a pointless and stressful effort for meeting deadlines on assignments.
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20 Reasons Why Homework Should Be Banned
- Post author By gurpreet singh
- September 19, 2022
Colleges and schools give a lot of homework to student. Students often do it incorrectly because they don’t have enough information and knowledge. Sometimes students get new and unknown tasks to complete. Even at home, students are unable to find anyone to assist. These types of practices make things worse. Facts are overwhelming nowadays, which is one of the reasons why homework should be banned.
Today’s parents are too busy with their responsibilities to run their families effectively. They are frequently unable to teach their students about the subjects. These factors leave a student alone to gather knowledge and do homework. When these students return to school the next day, their teachers may punish or scold them for their poor presentation.
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Why Homework Should Be Banned
We can’t say that homework is not important, homework also has its importance , but that does not mean that it is too much necessary. It creates many types of problems for students and their parents, that is why people demands to ban homework.
These are some of the reasons why homework should be banned -:
Homework Restricts A Student’s Freedom
- No Time For Exercises
- No Time To Play Outdoor Games
Often Breaks Students’ Confidence
Homework doing not an achievement, most homework creates bad habits, less time to spend with family members, conflict with parents, downtime at home, negative impact on tests, writing has different effects, extra challenges, homework causes depression, homework provides no real benefit, too much homework means not enough time for yourself, school is a full-time job, no real impact on performance, irrelevant content.
In most cases, children do not want to get up early in the morning. When they sleep for long periods and wake up late in the morning, they feel more relaxed and energetic. The best time for students to spend more time in bed is during the holidays. If kids are assigned homework during the holidays, it becomes a painful task. Students must finish assignments on time, regardless of the consequences. In any case, they must study every day. This is the first reason why homework should be banned.
No Time For Exercises
Exercises are suitable for people of all ages. Persons of any age group can do activities. Students go to school, spend hours there, and then return home. They don’t have a lot of time to become fresh and eat. Most students go to their rooms to rest before beginning to work on their homework. They are busy doing school homework at home during the week and on weekends. This is the second reason why homework should be banned.
No Time To Play Outdoor Games
More students take part in home activities these days. Students do not have enough free time to participate in sports. They’re on their way out the door to finish their homework. Parents have been unable to discover a solution to this problem. They have all of these headaches and are exhausted. The clock runs its way, and by the time they’ve finished, it’s bedtime. This is the third reason why homework should be banned.
Homework cannot be achieved without the use of the tool. Nobody can judge a student’s ability just on their homework. Many students are unfamiliar with the topic and how to complete it correctly. If you provide incorrect information, you will be misusing the concepts you are familiar with. Facts are overpowering, which is why homework should be banned.
Suppose many students do it incorrectly and that several teachers make fun of them in class. Because of uncultured experts, it occurs in many schools. Such activities will break students’ confidence. Regardless, teachers should assist students in gaining a thorough comprehension of concepts and showing how to apply them to the subject. This is the fourth reason why homework should be banned.
Students who complete homework according to a teacher’s instructions will not succeed. If you spend all of your time studying and working hard on your lesson, you will not have enough time to do other tasks. It becomes boring for you. It has the potential to impact the causal relationship with others. Doing homework is not a learning process. Students treat homework as though it were competition with their classmates. This is the fifth reason why homework should be banned.
If a student continues to work on homework, additional study time for another topic will be added to the stack. You will be unable to study and read due to a lack of time. Many students treat homework as though it were a daily task. Homework rarely motivates students. They have no idea what the topic is and finish it without any motivation. This is why homework should be banned because it is discouraging. This is the sixth reason why homework should be banned.
A student’s hours are consumed by their homework load. For a child to grasp the relationships between different persons, family time is crucial when they are young. It reduces the amount of time that children must spend with their families. It helps form social bonds and teaches them how to live in society. This is the seventh reason why homework should be banned.
Students frequently refuse to do homework or study. They are exhausted and wish to rest. This might lead to a disagreement between children and their parents. Parents never want to scold their children, but situations force them to do so. This is the eighth reason why homework should be banned.
Homework Can Encourage Cheating
When students have a large amount of work to complete in a short amount of time, they copy from other students. This attempt to duplicate leads to them learning how to cheat effectively such that teachers are unable to differentiate between the two works. If a teacher finds both works similar, they may punish both. This is why homework should be banned. This is the ninth reason why homework should be banned.
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After 8 hours in class, 2 hours of homework is a punishment. Professors should provide students with more unscheduled time. Going outside, hanging out with friends, joining hobby organizations, supporting parents, and, yes, watching TV and playing video games all make children feel like kids. This is the tenth reason why homework should be banned.
One of the main reasons homework should be banned is that many teachers cannot provide all the information needed to finish the lesson during class. Parents also can’t help their children with all tasks. The friends of students lack the experience to assist them. Online assignment companies are the options for them. They only can help students with their homework of any level. This is the eleventh reason why homework should be banned.
Even though students understand the subject, the lack of writing or research skills can cause them to fail the entire course, and many teachers do nothing to help them. This is the twelth reason why homework should be banned.
It is challenging for students who juggle their business schedules with activities after classes, internships, and part-time jobs to keep up. They are exhausted at the end of the day. This is the thirteen reason why homework should be banned.
Having too much homework can negatively affect students’ mental and physical health. Five-six per cent of students say their homework is the primary source of stress and exhaustion, according to a Stanford University study. Lack of sleep, headaches, and weight loss can result from too much homework. This is the fourteen reason why homework should be banned.
Many teachers believe that students will become better and remember more if they give them more homework. However, this is not always the case, as more homework results in students not learning. Students are being pushed into a corner of stress by homework instead of using it as a tool to encourage them to learn more.
A lot of homework negatively impacts academic performance. Although homework can contribute to higher grades, it mostly has diminishing returns. This is the fifteen reasons why homework should be banned.
Students who spend too much time on homework fail to develop their life skills and developmental needs. A student who has too much homework is more likely to avoid participating in activities outside of school, such as sports, music, etc.
Additionally, if students spend all their time doing homework, they may not develop essential life skills, such as independence, cooking skills, time management, or social skills.
Most students feel forced to prioritize their homework over discovering and developing other skills and talents. By not having homework, they could spend more time on their interests, such as dancing, video gaming, and painting, thus fitting into society as they grow older. This is the sixteen reason why homework should be banned.
For most kids in Taiwan, school begins at 8 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m. or later. Each day, kids put in about 9 hours of work into their education. Students do extracurricular activities to compete and survive in society, such as attending cram school, learning musical instruments, and participating in sports. They quickly spend more than 10 hours a day engaged in school-related activities. This is the seventeenth reason why homework should be banned.
In 4 hours of weekly home-taken assignments, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) discovered that spending more time on education has no effect on productivity. This is the eighteen reason why homework should be banned.
If homework has nothing to do with the topic or subject being studied, it should be banned. It’s unethical to assign homework that students haven’t completed in class and expect good grades. This is the nineteen reason why homework should be banned.
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20 Other Reasons about Why Homework Should be Banned
These are the 20 reasons because of why homework should be banned:
- Waste time of Students
- It affects the physical health of students
- It affects the mental health of students
- Homework does not provide practical knowledge
- Homework creates the habit of Procrastination in children
- Because of homework children starts hating study
- It forces children to work like a robot
- Homework is boring
- Does not help that much in study
- It creates the habit of memorizing concepts in the students
- Children start thinking of their parents and teachers as a villain
- Homework creates pressure on the students
- No time left for students to learn something new
- Homework repeats the already taught concepts of school
- The teacher gives a lot of homework to students
- It increases the daily tasks of the students
- Another burden on the students
- No family time left for the students
- It makes students feel like a puppet
- Students lose their confidence if they fail to do their homework.
List Of The Pros Of Banning Homework
Homework Does Not Improve Student Academic Performance.
The reality of homework for modern students is that we don’t know if assigning an extra task outside of class is helpful. Each study contains several flaws, resulting in unreliable data & Students also search for someone to do their homework online. Some research suggests that students in secondary schools or higher can benefit from little homework; banning it for younger students may make sense for their learning experience.
Banning Homework Can Reduce Burnout Among Students.
Today, teachers are paying more attention to homework stress in the classroom. Over 25% of grade school professors say that they have seen students stressed out by homework. When students are dealing with the impact of homework, it can have a tremendous negative impact.
It Can Help You Spend More Time With Your Family.
Homework creates a noticeable disruption to family connections. It not only cuts down on time spent with family, but it also reduces the opportunities for parents to teach their values and talents to their children. Over half of North American parents say they’ve had a significant disagreement with their children about schoolwork in the last month. Homework is identified as the leading source of trouble in one-third of the families.
It Can Reduce The Negative Impact Of Homework On The Student’s Health.
When students fail to complete a homework assignment on time, they suffer mental distress. When the outcome occurs, assumptions are frequently made about the student’s time management skills, but the reasons are usually more complex. It may be too challenging, tedious, or uninteresting, or there may be an insufficient time in the day to finish the task. When students fail in this area, it can lead to serious mental health problems. It can discourage a desire to learn in students. Some people believe they are intellectual failures who will never live a good life.
Why Homework is good
Here are a few reasons why homework is good .
- Increase Memory Power.
- Enhances Concentration.
- Homework Strengthens Problem-Solving.
- Helps in Developing Analytical Skills.
- Discipline Skills.
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List Of The Cons Of Banning Homework
Homework can assist parents and educators in determining a child’s learning skills..
Many children develop a self-defense strategy that helps them fit in with the other students in their class. This procedure allows them to hide learning problems that may be hindering their academic achievement. Because children cannot hide their learning problems while working one-on-one with their parents on specific subjects, homework allows teachers and parents to uncover this problem. By banning homework, you’re removing half of the opportunity to spot possible issues right away.
It Teaches Students How To Manage Their Time Effectively.
As people get older, they recognize that time is a limited resource. To increase productivity, it is critical to managing time wisely. Homework is an excellent technique to encourage the development of abilities in children as early as school. The trick is to keep the time allocated for work to a minimum. Students should spend 10 minutes on schoolwork and plan their schedules accordingly. If a student is having trouble creating a program, the family should provide them with the opportunity to do so.
Homework Allows Parents To Participate In Their Children’s Education.
Parents must be aware of what their children are learning in school. Even when a parent inquires about their children’s learning, the response is more generic than precise. Parents will see and experience their children’s growth in what they are doing while they are at school throughout the day if work is sent home from the classroom. Parents can readily participate in the learning process to reinforce their children’s essential concepts every day.
Is Homework Good or Bad?
What are your thoughts on whether is homework good or bad ? It is essential to consult with students and their parents. Parents work hard to keep track of their children’s progress in every field. When it comes to family tours and celebrations, homework becomes a source of frustration. The majority of homework takes up a child’s spare time. To live, it’s not enough to breathe. More is required for a student to have a happy childhood and grow peacefully. It would help if you understood why homework should be banned.
Another point to consider is that homework is not an after-school activity. Parents provide tutors for their children who are having difficulty with their homework. This keeps a student occupied during their free time. Many parents choose to send their children to boarding schools. You should be aware of your child’s activities and achievements. It is a source of worry about whether homework is harmful or beneficial to students. It is something that parents and teachers should seriously consider.
In this blog, we have discussed why homework should be banned and the pros and cons of banning homework. I hope you have understood why homework should be banned easily.
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What are the negative effects of too much homework.
Overburdening students with homework can lead to stress, worry, despair, physical illnesses, and even lower exam scores.
How much homework is appropriate for high schoolers?
Students in high school are capable of handling additional schoolwork. According to the 10-minute rule per grade, freshmen should have no more than 90 minutes of homework and seniors should have no more than 2 hours.
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Students should not have homework at schools.
Is homework just busy work? Is it something that the teacher gives you to keep you out of trouble after school? What is the reason behind having homework?
Reasons why homework is a waste of time
Homework can be a beneficial tool to help a student apply certain concepts that they have learned. However, since they may not have someone sitting next to them or working through it to make sure that it is correct; they could just be practicing bad habits and learning how to do problems the wrong way. Perfect practice is the only way to ensure that students are learning the right concepts. If they are doing it wrong, then it isn’t helping and is actually making things worse. Parents today learned how to do many of these concepts so long ago that they may not be able to assist their children in their homework. That leaves the student to fend for himself.
Students sit in school all day and barely get any exercise. When they get home, they have to sit some more and do their homework. By the time they are done, it is time to get ready for bed. Where is the time for activity? Where is the time for exercise? The fact is that there is no time. During the school week and sometimes on the weekends, the student is busy doing work and school and homework at home. They don’t have time to play sports and if they do then they are rushing through their homework anyways.
It is another thing to grade and most of the time it doesn’t even show how well a student understands a concept. Homework can be an improper tool to test a student’s abilities. If you have your classmate do your homework for you, then it looks like you really understand topics that you don’t really understand. You can give your teacher the improper information. If you do the homework yourself and just rush through it, you can make careless mistakes and that will lead to incorrect information being given to your teacher as well.
All and all, the whole constitution of homework needs to be revised. There is seriously got to be another way to help students understand the different topics. If the reasons behind homework are to give the kids some solid hands-on experience, then maybe they should just do this in class instead of sending it home for them to do all by themselves.
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10 good reasons why homework should not be banned, introduction.
It is a highly controversial topic. It has been under debate for decades. Different people have their different opinions about its advantages and disadvantages.
The school of thought that are against giving homework believes that
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- Class room environment is not suitable for all students. Some feel reluctant and prefer to work in more comfortable environment. Productivity increases in relaxed environment.
- It gives parents a chance of knowing what is happening in the class work.
- It creates a bond between parents and students to interact. Now a day, they are only interacted through social media sites.
- Before class or even after class, students interact with their teachers.
- It allows students to practice more. This way, they get prepared for the class tests.
- Parents give quality time to their kids
- Parents also learn new things
- It makes students more punctual
- It helps in making them more responsible
- When students sit at night, they recall the class work and the work from missed classes as well.
- Some students try to impress their teachers and they do their home assignments more neatly. It helps in increasing presentation skills
- It is a good idea as it lets the dumb students revise their work and participate in next morning.
- Some institutions offer rewards to those students who repetitively win assignments. To achieve good grades and rewards students put their efforts beyond their limits.
- It gives confidence and chance for students to learn something on their own capabilities.
- If it was no homework given, almost every student would have forgotten what they studied in the class room.
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11 Reasons Why Homework Should Be Banned
It is a debate from a long time that is Homework Should Be Banned or not? Homework plays an important role in a student’s life and It is only the opinion of teachers and nothing more. Schools and colleges give a lot of work to the students. After 7-8 hours of school work, students may not be able to finish their homework. Some of the students don’t have enough information about homework, so they do it incorrectly. It is clearly a wastage of time.
Sometimes teachers give new content to the students about which they don’t have any kind of background knowledge. It may feel like pressure and can be a cause of depression for students.
Today’s parents do not have much time for their children. Today’s parents are working and have many responsibilities to fulfill for their children’s needs, so they can not properly look after their children.
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There are eleven reasons why homework should be banned, which are discussed below.
Discouragement among students .
After a long period of school work, students feel tired and are not able to do more work,so they may do it incorrectly, and the next day at school they may be punished by teachers. Some teachers and other students make fun of it , which is the main reason for discouragement. This is the first reason why homework should be banned.
Students do not have time for outdoor games.
Also, homework is the reason that students do not have time to play games ,both indoors and outdoors. A full day of school is enough to study and learn many things. But after this, the overload of homework keeps students very busy, so busy that they can’t play outdoor games.
Homework has a bad impact on tests.
As discussed , students have no time for anything else. Students have no preparation time during the test. They can not give their best in tests because of homework. It has a very bad impact on tests.
Homework can be the cause of depression.
Surely , we can say that homework is a reason for depression in many ways. Students do not feel free because of homework. They do not have time for anybody, even for themselves. Homework is taking students into a corner of depression.
It restricts a student’s freedom.
Teachers give a lot of homework to the students after school and on holidays too. Teachers give assignments and many projects to the students. Everybody wants to enjoy their holidays, but because of homework , students are not free to go outside. In that way, homework restricts a student’s freedom.
This is the another big reason why homework should be banned.
SKIPPING A GOOD HABIT BECAUSE OF HOMEWORK
Waking early in the morning is a good habit for everyone. But in this era, it is not possible for anyone to wake up early because of late night work.
Students also do work till late at night because of the huge amount of homework . However, students should be required to wake up early for school, as lack of sleep can lead to health problems and depression. If students sleep for a long period, they will feel relaxed and energetic.
On holidays, everyone wants to go outside with their families, and this is the only time when they can take a rest, but due to homework, it may not be possible because students have to finish their homework. Teachers also give assignments and projects to the students, which is another cause of burden for them.
Exercise makes us fit and healthy. As a result, we should make exercise a habit. Some outdoor games like cricket, football, basketball, etc., are also included in exercise.
Students who are not in the habit of exercising can participate in outdoor games; however, due to the burden of homework, students are unable to participate in outdoor or possibly indoor games.
Doing exercises makes students feel refreshed. It diverts their minds from everything that is bothering them. Homework is the reason that students can’t do exercises and play games .
HOMEWORK BREAKS STUDENT’S CONFIDENCE
Everybody should have to understand that homework is not an achievement. There are many other ways to teach a student how to learn. Many students are not able to finish their homework correctly, or maybe they are unfamiliar with the topic.
But nobody can judge a student’s ability on their homework. If a student is not able to understand the facts, it will control the student’s mind and can be a cause of the breakdown of the student’s confidence.
Suppose a student does his homework incorrectly, the next day, the teacher or any student makes fun of it, the student will feel upset and may lose his confidence.So this is how a student feels low in confidence. That’s why homework should be banned.
STUDENTS DO NOT HAVE TIME TO SPEND WITH THEIR FAMILIES
Spending time with family is extremely important when you are young. It is the time when we make our relationships stronger and better. But after school hours, all the students’ time is consumed with homework. Homework reduces the amount of time that students should spend with their families. Spending time with family and others helps to understand how to live in society and how to form social bonds. So homework is the reason that students can’t spend time with their families, and that’s why homework should be banned.
STUDENTS CONFLICT WITH PARENTS
After a long period of school, students feel tired and refuse to do their homework. Students want to rest after school. But doing their homework is also necessary for them . When parents force them to finish their homework and children disagree with that, there will definitely be an argument between the children and parents. Parents don’t want to force or scold their children, but due to homework, parents are forced to do so. So homework is also a reason for arguments between children and parents. This is also a reason that homework should be banned.
HOMEWORK IS NOT REALLY BENEFICIAL
Many teachers and parents also believe that homework is a way to increase intelligence, but this is really not so. Teachers think that if they give homework, it will make the student’s memory better. Homework pushes a student to the corner of stress instead of encouraging them.
These are some important reasons why homework should be banned.
In this blog, we have discussed why homework should be banned. I hope you have understood this blog. Homework is the biggest cause of stress and depression for students. If not banned, homework should be decreased for students so it does not become a burden on them.
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Why Homework Should Be Banned?
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Should homework be banned? This is one common debate in the education circle. In schools and colleges, the practice of assigning homework is there for a long time. However, in recent times, students are loaded with multiple assignments. Particularly, they are left with no other option than to spend day and night on assignments like report writing, literature essays, math problems, and scientific posters. As the academic workload is getting heavy, nowadays, a lot of voices are opposing homework.
Basically, for some people homework is a good learning tool. But some students and educators consider homework to be a useless task and are looking for a ban. Even certain surveys state that students who spend too much time on homework experience more stress and health problems. Apart from academic stress, students and educators are also pushing for a complete ban on homework for several other reasons. Here in this blog post, let us have a closer look at the major reasons why homework should be banned.
Why homework should be banned? Know the top reasons behind it
In general, homework has both pros and cons. But in the 21 st century, instructors have been giving a lot of homework to students in all subjects. While assigning homework, many instructors either give new unknown tasks or fail to give proper homework writing instructions to the students. Hence, because of a lack of knowledge and information, plenty of students are ending up with incorrect homework help or solutions. Also, as today’s parents are too busy with their own responsibilities, even at home, students have no one to help with homework writing. These factors make it hard for the students to do their homework correctly and on time and hence they demand to ban homework.
Listed below are some of the primary reasons why homework should be banned.
Too Much Homework
Irregular sleep pattern, no time for exercises, homework increases stress and depression, reduces the self-confidence of students, no enough ‘me’ time, negative impact on academic performance, no time to play games, less time with family members, conflict with parents.
- Homework Affects The Freedom Of Students
Loss of Social Life
Promotes cheating, extra challenges, irrelevant content.
In recent times, schools firmly believe that homework is important for students to improve their overall academic performance. Hence, they are regularly assigning a lot of assignments to students on all the major subjects in their curriculum. If there is a pile of homework, then it becomes too challenging for students to complete it before the deadline. The educational institutes are not even considering the difficulties involved in giving too much homework and are forcing parents to teach their children through multiple assignments. This will not be helpful for students’ progress in academics and is considered the initial reason why homework should be banned.
As the students are continuously loaded with a lot of homework and projects, they spare their sleep to submit their tasks on time. Even some children are losing their sleep because of the anxiety of a heavy workload and not being able to finish the remaining assignments. Generally, for the strong physical and mental health of students, a healthy sleep cycle is necessary. But, students are losing their quality of life because of irregular sleep patterns due to the massive amount of work. Hence, it is treated as the second reason why homework should be banned.
Like sleep, exercise is also important for people of all age groups. In particular, to stay active and energetic, it is necessary for students to do some physical activities or exercises. Mostly, students spend more hours a day in their school. Even after returning home, they don’t have time to relax, eat, and do little stretching exercises due to the huge amount of homework. Some children are busy doing their homework during weekends as well. This is another reason why homework should be banned.
Overloading students with homework has negative effects on their physical and mental health. According to Standford University Research, the majority of the students say that the primary source of their stress and depression is homework. Furthermore, several students exhibit stress-related symptoms such as tiredness, headache, weight loss, sleep deprivation, and stomach problems. As homework paves way for bothersome health issues, it is considered one of the serious reasons for the ban. No homework means No stress, and obviously, the students will live in peace.
It is not correct to judge the abilities of students based on their homework. Some students might not have the basic knowledge of subject concepts and will struggle to write their homework properly. Hence, because of it, they may end up preparing the homework in the incorrect way. Suppose, the teachers punish the students for submitting wrong information or making fun of them in front of the whole class, then high chances are there for students to lose their self-confidence. In order to avoid such activities, homework should be banned.
As students are spending too much time on homework, it becomes tough for them to find time for developing their life skills. Also, they avoid participating in other favorite activities such as music, sports, dance, painting, singing, and so on. Basically, doing favorite things and having some ‘me’ time, will keep the mind happier. Having no time to invest in their interests because of homework is yet another major reason why homework should be banned.
Many teachers believe that homework will improve the academic performance of students. But that is not completely true. If the teachers give more assignments to students, then there will not be any time left for the students to learn their subjects. Because of this, the grades of the students will diminish. Hence, homework should be banned.
Due to a lack of free time, the students are unable to play games or participate in any outdoor activities. Everyone expects students to give high priority to their academics over games. But as they have a lot of assignments to complete, the time flies quickly and by the time they finish their homework, it becomes bedtime. Generally, playing outdoor games will refresh the mind. Because of a heavy workload, the students stay indoors and get exhausted. Therefore, this is considered another reason to ban homework.
This is one of the important reasons why homework should be banned. Basically, students spend more hours on homework. Hence, it becomes difficult for parents to spend time with their children. As soon as the students reach home, they begin working on their projects and assignments. Due to this, they barely have time to interact with their family members and attend weekend activities, family events, and dinners. If homework is banned, then students will get more time to build their bonding with their families.
Every parent wants their children to perform well in academics and score top grades. Hence, they force their kids to concentrate more on their homework and other learning activities. But as students are staying in school for long hours, they might feel tired when they reach home. Some students will start their homework once they reach home but many students will feel lazy and will love to sleep. Since students refuse to complete their homework, an argument raises between children and their parents. This circumstance sometimes leads to a big conflict. Hence, it is good to ban homework.
Homework Affects the Freedom of Students
In general, during holidays or weekends, children will love to sleep for long periods and will not wake up early in the morning. Moreover, the holiday is the best time for children to spend more hours in bed and relax. But, nowadays, because of the latest education culture, students are given homework even on weekends as well. Because of this painful action by the educational institutes, the students are losing their freedom. So, this is treated as another critical reason why homework should be banned.
Students give more importance to homework over social aspects. As they are loaded with assignments, they don’t have time to socialize. In particular, they lose the ability to communicate effectively with others and make friends. Mainly, because of too much homework, many students have stopped functioning as responsible adults. Also, some students face difficulties in surviving in society. Hence, this is the next reason why homework should be banned.
When there is a lot of homework to finish within a shorter duration, some students will copy from their friends or classmates. So due to this habit of copying, the students learn how to cheat the teachers. If a teacher identifies the similarities in the homework, then for sure, they would give punishment to the students. That is why homework should be banned.
Some college students after their classes will go for internship training or part-time jobs. So, for such students, it would more challenging to do their homework after their regular working hours. Therefore, this is considered another reason to ban homework.
Homework should be banned if it has nothing to do with the subject being studied. It is not fair to ask students to complete homework on any topic that is not taught in class. If the students have no knowledge of new concepts, then it would become tougher for them to finish such homework on time.
More reasons why homework should be banned
Here are a few more reasons why homework should be banned.
- Homework affects the physical health of students.
- This forces children to work like machines.
- It’s a waste of students’ time.
- It does not provide any practical knowledge.
- Homework creates a habit of procrastination in children.
- Kids hate studying because of homework.
- Homework is boring.
- Students feel like dolls.
- Homework repeats concepts that have been taught in school.
- Creates memorizing habits in students.
The Benefits of a Homework Ban
As we said before, homework has both advantages and disadvantages. But burdening students with too much homework is detrimental to their health and affects their overall academic performance. Especially when homework is prohibited, students have many extraordinary benefits. Some of the benefits of banning homework are listed below.
- Increase the time to communicate with family.
- Reduce stress.
- Students have more time to study their subjects and prepare well for exams.
- Help students develop social and other life skills.
- Easy for students to balance their academic and personal life.
- Improves the physical and mental health of students.
- Students can have a happy weekend.
- Help students maintain normal sleep cycles.
The Bottom Line
We hope you have now understood the major reasons why homework should be banned. Generally, educational institutes will not so quickly ban homework. It takes time to put a complete ban on homework. So, you should know to manage your time and complete your homework properly. In case, you face any troubles in writing your homework and need assignment help online , then approach us immediately. In our team, we have skilled homework helpers on several academic subjects to offer you affordable online homework writing help as per your needs before the deadline.
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