is it really necessary?
"The researchers, from Brown University, found that stress and tension for families (as reported by the parents) increased most when parents perceived themselves as unable to help with the homework" ,this quote shows that homework just doesn't stress students but also parents are in this problem too.
“The reality is we’re a really busy family, and homework is the thing that keeps the kids from getting the most sleep possible.” This quote shows that homework takes sleep away from students and this causes them to lose energy and have a negative attitude.
"Researchers asked 4,317 students from 10 high-performing high schools in upper-middle-class California communities to describe the impact of homework on their lives, and the results offer a bleak picture that many of us can see reflected around our dining room tables. The students reported averaging 3.1 hours of homework nightly, and they added comments like: “There’s never a break. Never.”' This quote shows that students feel like they never have a break because of the 3 or 4 hours they take out of their day to finish and complete homework.
"Believe it or not, a good portion of students who actually do their homework consistently fail to turn it in." this quote shows how some students complete their homework but fail to turn it in and this causes them to work and basically work and get no credit for it.
"A little stress is a good thing," Alvord says. "It can motivate students to be organized. But too much stress can backfire." this quote shows that a little too much stress added to a kid can make them irresponsible , and even make them lazier and cause them not to do anywork.
In my opinion homework should just get cancelled and not given because of the problems it causes with students sleep and stress problems not only the students but also the parents because the parents feel like they should be the ones helping their child's complete and get a good grade in a homework.
Homework takes away time from students spending time with their families, kids should not be introduce to stress at such a early age. Teacher should organized days when only 1 teacher gives homework a week because it seems like every teacher gives 4 home worksheets and its due on the exact same day the other teachers homework is due.
Some people might say that homework keeps students focused in school and helps them not forget about what their learning which is actually true but , every students need breaks from not worrying from school. IT indeed does show students how to be more responsible but thats somethings that every child could learn another way .