Should Homework be banned?
Side Score: 46
Side Score: 40
1: Takes away people's time - that's worthless
2: Causes stress, hurts trees, and is pointless
3: Gives a reason to blame the educators of teachers
4: Makes kids hate school, causing No. 1 stress
5: Damages family relationship
6: Can cause back or obesity problems
7: Mind problems, so it makes kids dumber
8: May cause child to suicide
9: Brainwashes children; no time to exercise
10: May cause children to look at no-HW sites.
11: Can make you blind due to the text
12: You can do better stuff than that
13: Teachers use it for their money.
14: You don't learn from it anyways
15: May cause kids to cheat in school
16: May use computers-not everyone has them.
17: Nobody to help you - you're on your own
18: Kids can get insane, crazy, rob, or even kill.
19: Children may destroy the schools
20: Homework is taught in a booorrriinng way.
21: Think about the last time you LEARNED something.
22: Homework is like prison. Destroy!
23: You won't flip ing burgers for the rest of your life.
24: The rating of homework never went past 91%.
1250 days ago | Side: yes
I believe homework should be banned for a number of reasons. The first being that the teachers are paid to teach their students IN SCHOOL. Why should I, nor anyone else have five to six hours of homework a night. I am a high school student who works up to 20 hours a week and play an interscholastic sport. I do not always have time to get to my homework. The way I view this problem can be summed up in the fact that i go to school for 7 hours a day. I should be able to have some sort of life before college rather than revolving around school.
1534 days ago | Side: yes
Yeah, I definitely agree with you. I feel like my life IS school. I hear adults complain a lot about working a '9-5' day, but I actually work longer than that... with waking up at 6 and going to school until 2:30, and then doing difficult sports (yes, they're my choice, but they're still the hardest work!) and homework until ten, there's a 15-hour day, and multiply that by 5 days a week...
Plus weekends, where there's work and meets/games and generally huge tests to study for a projects to do... who needs homework to fill "free" time?
1461 days ago | Side: yes
A duke scholar found that getting more than your fair share of homework was harmful.
1460 days ago | Side: yes
School is stress full as it is, add the need for a student to go home and have to finish something before the next day. Plus they want to spend time with friends, talk to family member and maybe just blow off some stem. Give them work in class that if they don't finish in class becomes homework but you should always give them time to do it in school.
562 days ago | Side: yes
Homework SHould be banned because it makes people stressed and unconfortable so this is when they cant sleep and turn fat because of lack of activities. Also it makes people and there families seperated because the children are always doing work and not spending time with loved ones (Family)
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1661 days ago | Side: yes
We do not go to school to come home with homework, so why should students have homework?. Students spend 6 hours at school, one would think that this would be long enough to spend time on school work for one day.
At intermediate, students have enough work at school with a busy schedule, without having to go home and do some more, but I think that primary age should at least have reading and spelling because they don’t have such a busy day as us and need to learn more to get ready for all the work at intermediate. If students want to do better with their learning, I think that it should be optional for them to do it.
Homework is not only boring but a lot of students have after school stuff on like, sports practice, band practice or dance, along with other things that we have to do around the house, like doing the dishes, and cleaning our rooms. Sometimes we just don’t have enough time to do it, so why do we have to? Coming home from school and then having to do homework decreases chances of the student to spend time with their family or friends, it also decreases chance of beauty sleep and it doesn’t give the students time for a part time job.
Some parents and teachers think that it improves the students learning, but after all that hard work at school and sports practice after school, we get tired and don’t concentrate as well. When we don’t concentrate we don’t get any better at our work, so its just a waste of time doing.
Some children may need help with their homework but don’t have any help at home, so they don’t get it done. I think that homework does help for those who get help and not spending to long on it. If students do to much homework they start to get slack, go down on their grades and have bad homework. After doing homework for a long time students may loose interest in their homework and the effect we put into it decreases
1590 days ago | Side: yes
Those items listed that are after school and don’t leave any time for homework, are generally listed as extracurricular activities. Extracurricular is defined as anything outside the regular academic curriculum; "sports and drama are popular extracurricular activities." Since general education classes consist of the regular academic curriculum, then general education classes are the entire point of going to school. The other items listed; sports, band, etc. are outside of the point of school and are done as “extras” by the choice of the student. By saying that extracurricular activities prevent you from having time to do homework, which is considered apart of learning the material in class, means that your priorities are a little skewed. If your education doesn’t matter, then by all means stop going to school and just do the other activities and add to the growing problem of illiteracy.
To the part of a job getting in the way of your homework, and therefore your education, shows a complete loss of being able to manage your life. There are an extreme number of people out there who work and go to school, and still manage to accomplish both. Not to mention that completing school with a decent grade will allow you to work at a better job; one that pays better, one that has benefits, one that has more enjoyable work, and so on.
Education is paramount in any society that wishes to advance and remain at a decent level of living standards. To put education on the back burner to other things like sports, band, and working at McDonalds is just going to further increase the decline of the society in which you live. It has happened to societies in the past and it will happen again.
1589 days ago | Side: No
Haha! That's brilliant. I also agree that homework should not be banned. I see it only as a grade booster. It helped me study for tests and in certain classes it even counted for a grade. And I never had to try REALLY hard like on an exam or a test.
1588 days ago | Side: No
No way! Homework is the reason I even got through school. The ability to take something home and work on it for however long it takes to understand it, and then to get a grade (preferably an A, or B), totally outweighs the opposite deal of being graded just on how you perform on tests. Because i could study my ass off and still fail a test; homework assignments saved my ass. So, they do serve a purpose. :-)
1666 days ago | Side: No
It is hard to decide either yes or no upon this argument, but I'm going to have to go with no on banning homework.
Yes I know it's shit and we get tonnes of homework, but it's usually just given as a recap of the day to make sure that when we go back the next day, we have shown that we have already advanced in our studies.
Assignments are also better doing as homework, having more of an allocated time to complete them.
If anything, homework should at least be reduced or have a longer given time to complete.
Homework is mainly a refresh of the day's work and it helps us to prepare what it'll be like in uni.
If we advance in education, we advance in career and we will soon advance in our futures.
1589 days ago | Side: No
Homework is an absolute must in education. Studies have shown that learning only comes from repetition and use, and is also the main purpose of homework. Students spend time in class to have the material/practices/methods shown to them. Following class students must then use the information they gained in class through use and repetition to actually learn the material. Just seeing the material once or twice will cause absolutely no learning. For those spouting about sports and extracurricular activities taking up their time so they can’t do homework, you are proving my point that use and repetition is required for learning. Sports team, bands, and all other extracurricular groups practice as much as possible to ensure material is learned, which adds to the effectiveness of the group. Practice is required in all aspects of learning anything. So if you want to remove learning of general knowledge (literacy) from schools, then I ask you to have a look at those countries with the lowest literacy rates (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
1589 days ago | Side: No
Ladies and Gentleman, Todays motion is should homework be banned? My first point is that homwork is a very useful thing to us. Schools give out homework because they are educational to us. Without homework, we wont be very good at learning and would not get a good job in the future therefore this motion must not stand
1774 days ago | Side: No
I agree with this because homework is a vital part of our education.
I say this because not only does it help us get better grades in school by preparing us for tests, but it also prepares us for our futures.
It prepares us for the future because you are learning to work in an environment other than the school.
Which prepares us for work, because we will not be ready to work anywhere but a small classroom.
And if you are thinking something along the lines of:
"Students could cheat because their parents would help them at home."
And that is WRONG!
Because, well yes they could help, but not all parents would,a nd teachers would be able to tell and contact the parents and ask to meet them and tell them not to stop. The way that they could tell would be because the marks of homework for the students that had lots of help would be outstanding, but not on thier tests! They would most likely get bad marks on tests because clearly they are stupid enough to need help with their homework in the first place...
1666 days ago | Side: No
"They would most likely get bad marks on tests because clearly they are stupid enough to need help with their homework in the first place..."
That is quite rude.
Not everyone is smart, some homework can be difficult to understand.
It usually depends on laziness, not stupidity.
1589 days ago | Side: No
Homework is a good way to develop your mind and helps you learn extra skills. it also prepares you For college and University for when you have projects to be done in the spare time and within class it helps you Keep Time Management and personally I enjoy it, it a way to Keep you focused. If you don't do it you could get in trouble so it just better to get on with it.
1328 days ago | Side: No
Banning it forces everyone to do what the minority want, I'll take the freedom of letting everyone choose if they want to do homework and be rewarded or not and fail.Freedom is always the best choice, you are free not to do homework, others are free to do it.
1250 days ago | Side: No
No, i don't think it shouldn't be banned. I KNOW it shouldn't be banned. How, please, is reducing the mount of education given to pupils going to be helpful in anyway. More time to play on some stupid games console? Really useful life skills that...
559 days ago | Side: no