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? When my daughters were in middle school, I would urge them into bed before midnight and then find them clandestinely studying under the covers with a flashlight.
Homework Should Be Banned In Schools
Why Homework Should Be Banned From Schools | Time
Editor's note: Etta Kralovec is associate professor of teacher education and director of graduate teacher education at the University of Arizona South. CNN -- With a new school year starting, homework is front and center in many homes. Parents worry if their kids are completing the assigned work while kids wonder why they have to work when really they prefer to play in the sun. The College de Saint-Ambroise, an elementary school in Quebec, has banned homework for kids in grade one through six for a year. The Canadian media exploded with blogs, tweets and radio talk shows questioning the decision or applauding the action.
Should Homework Be Taught In School
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.
The setting of homework for students has been a long and debated topic amongst educators, parents and students themselves. Some believe that practice makes perfect and that homework contributes to academic success in school. On the contrary, some others believe that homework burdens a student throughout their school life as it interferes with family time and adds unnecessary stress. In my opinion, I strongly believe that homework should not be banned from schools. Just by listening to the classroom teacher in a short span of time, one may not be able to fully grasp the concept of what is taught.