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Debate Score:23
Arguments:24
Total Votes:27
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Should students be given summer homework?

Yes

Side Score: 9
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No

Side Score: 14
1 point

As much as I may dislike it, I think a few assignments to be completed during the summer is very reasonable. A student should not come back in the fall completely void of any recent knowledge.

Side: Yes
1 point

As much I would hate it too, it could really help me stay on track if I had a few homework assignments to where I could use 30 minutes of my week for.

However, I usually study over the summer anyways.

Side: Yes
1 point

I say yes not because I want students to be given a hard time, but because I think it could actually be beneficial... given certain restrictions. That said, I don't think it should be something that makes or breaks their GPA, but it should still be significant enough to challenge them. Could even offer rewards for students who complete it. Also it shouldn't be a very large amount, just enough for maybe a month. I want kids to have fun during Summer Vacation, after all. And some families go on literal vacation during those months, eheh. So while I think it might help students (especially the younger generations), they shouldn't be punished if they don't manage to complete it either.

Those who truly want to learn will learn. Those who don't will be left behind.

Side: Yes
1 point

Yes, kids lose a lot of what they learn over the summer. There is too much lost time for review at the beginning of the year. Just weekly readings/worksheets to keep the information from the previous year active enough in the children's minds so they will know what the teacher is talking about when the next year starts.

It would be difficult to enforce this; much more than enforcing regular homework. So yeah, those with parents who care enough will do better; those who don't will do as they do.

Side: Yes
1 point

Yes. Studies have shown that students lose a lot over long breaks. Summer homework is not enough. Since we have the internet, they should be given weekly work so that they don't cram it all into one session.

Side: Yes
1 point

No the summer is time off of school. Plus once you've moved a year up its a different curriculum and the stuff you learnt the year before isn't as important.

Side: No
Troy8(2431) Disputed
1 point

Why does it matter that you move to a new curriculum? Wouldn't it be even better to have summer homework to introduce new material?

Side: Yes
Vermink(1944) Disputed
1 point

Well if you get biology homework that's based around photosynthesis yet in the next year your doing Osmosis and Diffusion, it's a completely different subject which the student knows nothing about yet since they will learn about it in the next year and doing photosynthesis homework is pointless since they won't need it in the next year.

Side: No

As if we don't already waste enough time staring at chalk boards and listen to failures give us lectures, give us a break. I have no interest in learning about "how important feminist theory is" or "why you'll use calculus on a daily basis" I have my own interests and goals, let me pursue them instead of being hindered by our out dated school system for a few months, is that to much to ask?

Side: No

NO!!!!!! Are you insane. It was bad enough that we had to sit in a class room for what 10 months listening to teachers telling us about how hard and tough the world is when we get out of school. What would the homework be for the summer anyway. And plus we have summer school!

I HAD TO SIT THROUGH 8 BLOCKS OF CLASSES A DAY, FIVE DAYS A WEEK!!!! I WAS SO SICK OF SCHOOL THAT I COULDN'T WAIT FOR SUMMER VACATION!!!!!! -poppyseed123's older sister

Side: No

No they shouldn't. If the parent wants to give homework to their child, they can send them to summer school. Otherwise, no. Why? I'd have school all year, if it was up to me. But that defeats the purpose of having a summer. The point of summer is to give kids a break. If it were up to me, I'd have more short breaks, rather than one long one. I'd have a bunch of winter breaks and not one summer break. But kids need time to just live life. Studies show there are parts of the brain that can only grow through social interactions, self teaching, hobbies, exercise, etc. A large percentage of those come from being in the community and socializing. We don't get enough of this stuff with school as is. We have too much academic work to have time to do so. Also, for those of you who think it should be included in school, these parts of the brain involve being able to make decisions on one's own, without a teacher to correct them. Social decisions at a lunch table won't suffice for it. You have to be able to make serious unsupervised decisions, as much trouble as you'll get into.

Not only does that have to happen, it has to happen without supervision for key parts of one's brain to grow properly, AT A YOUNG AGE.

I'd have longer school days and no homework if it were up to me. I'd also structure more non-school related time for my people, per-say I ruled the nation. But that's not just me. Countries that do that do better.

But even then, look at Finland. They have the best education system in the world, unparalleled. They have little over half of the school days we have. They have very little and usually no homework. They're years ahead of the US academically. They have better technology than us. They're not a very strong military, but there are way more doctors and lawyers and scientists and engineers, etc. than here. Anyone who says THAT WE NEED summer homework to get education, is uninformed of all of these countries that have little or no homework that do better than us. We need less homework, let alone summer homework. Now, I'll admit that most countries that do better than us that have less homework have longer school days. But not Finland. Finland stands as the best education system in the world.

Side: No
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Side: Yes
1 point

When I was in school, they would give us summer homework and I would never do it. Summer break is the longest amount of free time a kid gets. After you graduate highschool, you have to make the decision; attend more school or find a career. Once you start a career, the only free time you get is on the weekends, and then many years later you get to retire and have the rest of your life to do whatever you want; but here's the catch... you're old as shit! The things you wanted to do when you were in your 20's, but didn't have the time to do; you can no longer do! You're old and crippled and a busy day in your mind is grabbing some breakfast over at Cracker Barrel and calling an old friend to talk about the weather. It sucks!

It's not like the summer assignments they give are even necessary. It's usually a book they want you to read, but they don't discuss that book any other time except for the first week of school. It's always a fiction book too! Maybe if it was a history book or a science book, it would be more worthwhile, but a fiction book doesn't give you any knowledge necessary for life. My advice; do whatever you want during the summer and worry about school when you're in it.

Side: No
1 point

Summer is the school break, no homework should be given, unless the person is willing.

Side: No
1 point

review assignments should be given as an OPTION if the student wants to be responsible to do it or if they wanna ignore it. but it should not be required as an assignment. maybe extra credit.

Side: No
1 point

No, they shouldn't have summer homework because could lose time and kids can't have a fun summer day. Summer homework could also ruin family and friends time. Also kids could miss a special occasion that they need to attend to. So I say NO!

Side: No
1 point

No because we fellow kids love or free hot summer days without anything that we need to do. Also don't have to worry about school.

Side: No
1 point

Students should not be given summer homework because there is no proof that achievement is improved by completing teacher-assigned homework during vacation and students already have so much work to do during the school year.

Side: No