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well replying to your comment, yes 15 minutes of homework is not life threatening but, this article is more directed at perhaps high school students. As for the students who don't manage their time well, thats their problem and most of them don't even do their homework. But is it fair for a 16 year old honor student with 4.0 GPA to carry 3 text books and binders all day, then go home and do homework from 4:00pm to 1:00am? So lets see, 24 days i sleep for 5 hours and have to work for 19 hours. Talk about balance -_-. I would be better off dropping out of high school and work 19 hours a day at someplace. But that is not an option for me because my parents are strict. And this is a bad place to flame kids for not being able to spell. Most of them are probably rushing to finish their homework and don't bother spell everything correctly, it is not because they do not know how to spell. And what about the SATs? The SATs require a lot of preparation, none of which is provided by doing homework. Perhaps if i studied the SATs instead of doing my homework I will very likely get a full 2400, and my grades would still be A's in my AP classes. Is America raising homework slaves or successful man and woman? No child left behind = No child have free time. This is a disgrace to the society, the United States and the people of America. Violating the constitution, "the pursuit of happiness".
ok so i m a junior and i am in one of the best public highschools in Pennsylvania. With AP history, AP english and adv honors pre-calc, I average about 6-8 hours of homework per night.And let me tell you, college is a piece of cake for people like me. I do and study my mom's college classes and it is nothing compared to my highschool classes. I feel that this can be solved, not by getting rid of homework but by getting rid of school time. For example, school is from 8:00-3:15 for me each period is about 50 minutes long, by shortening the period to 30 or 40 minutes we can end earlier and get more time to the homework. And according some people, homeworks helps you practice what you learn at school, that is completely wrong. Almost ALL the time, the homework I do is not covered in class. Students would learn more and better if classes were shorter because during a 45-50 minutes class, most students only focus for 20-30 minutes of the time. That is the best solution possible, please help me to stop the huge amount of homework i have. Right now i m reading a 20 page article and have to write 3 pages on it as well as a debate tomorrow on the topic.(this assignment had only one day's notice)
I am a freshman at southwest high skool in macon georgia and we get projects everyday and in middle skool we never got this much home work.i never get any time to play all because of homework so yall need to fix it.
Homework these days is really way out oof control. I remember as a kid how heavy my backpack was which I is one of the causes of my chronic back problems as an adult. I also remeber all the emotional anguish that resulted from hours and hours of homework usually acompanied by headaches, which I guess were caused by the lack of exercise, stress, and heavy books. At some point around 4th grade I snapped. I decided to do no more homework. At least not all of it. This attitude of rebellion eventually caused problems later in life but I think it was neadlessly caused by too much homework. Despite my not doing a large percent and having to suck up all of the anxiety and shame of being reprimanded for this by my teachers in front of all the class, I always did well in tests and even better in general tests suchas the learning aids, the SAT's, scholarship tests etc. I could have been an A or B student but I was always a B student because the homework lowered my grades.
As I had decided to not do homework I had more time to do other things one of which was read. I always liked reading books I chose and a lot of the time these were my mother's college level books on history, art, novels, psychology, medieval culture and the plagues, Greek Mythology, pop-physics etc. Even now a days I still remember better what I learned in those readings than what was going on in school.
Besides my own personal experience, I think it's very important for childrens development and their future lives to have time to do a variety of non-sholar activities such as: socialize, play sports, be with family, pursue personal interests learn how to cook, go fishing, do martial arts, help out at the family store, paint the house, build and paint airplane models, design internet pages, do art etc.etc.etc. These activities teach kids emotional inteligence, social skills, how to develope and maintain interpersonal relationships, how to deal with stress ( sports for example will teach a kid to make split second decisions in the face of adversity and stress, and almost all of these are ways to vent stress which is a vital skill for having a healthy and productive adult life.) how to have real initiative how to create interest in youre field of work and a sense of humor (vital for leaders such as managers, bosses, and anyone who has to organize other peoples work and motivate them.) These skills and more untestable unscholastic skills are prime realty in a real job and are often deciding factors in promotions especially when everyone else in you're field is equally qualified and lets face it most of the jobs out there are not going to employ 80 percent of your school learning. And your professional life isn't the only criteria for a happy and healthy life.
P.D. I have met many, many students in top notch high schools and universties that have resorted to using drugs both legal and illegal, such as ritalin in unperscribed cases and often in very inadequate amounts, cocaine, and others in order to deal with their workload.
I am a junior in high skool, and w/ about 3-4 hrs of homework a night (4 AP classes (bad idea) i am going CRAZY!!
I wish that students realized that if the did really well in class and on assignments that teachers would probably feel less compelled to check for comprehension through homework. Much of what we learn about kids comes through homework. It is too bad that we have to rely on it. I would love to give less, but then my kids would not have the knowledge they need to survive in this high stakes testing world. If I knew that they knew it, maybe I wouldn't give so much...
I wish I could delete the word homework from every dictionary in the universe! I wish I could hack my teachers computers and make them refuse to function on days there is homework due and refuse to start functioning for a week after that. I do not care about school. school is fun but homework is super boring. (I almost say a bad word when homework is assigned at school)
i hate homework next time i have to do homework i will kill myself i think we have to much homework.
I think that we have enough work during school . people have things to do after school . and after school activits are better for the arts then homework.