Are students being given too much homework?
Too much homework can be stressful
The amount of homework given causes students to have lack of sleep
Students are supposed to get nine to nine and a half hours of sleep every night, but with this homework issue most only get seven to seven and a half hours. Lack of sleep can be very harmful to the average teenager. Our teenage years are when we require the most sleep, and homework is taking this away from us. Not getting the amount of sleep required can lead to students not being able to focus in school, or sleeping during lessons. This is a problem because school should be the place to learn, and home should be the place to sleep but it seems as if its being switched around.
Homework takes away from our time to sleep
Abbie has just got home from school and now has 5 pages of homework in each class. She has no time to relax if she wants to finish before 9:30 in time to eat supper and then sleep.
Donna is in all Pre AP classes and student counsil. After her meeting with them she goes home at 6 to start her mulitiple pages of homework from each class. She doesnt get to sleep until 12:30 at night, and she is very tired the next day.
Harold is in soccer and has a game on tuesday. By the time he gets home at 9:30 he has to start his homework. He has 3 pages from each class and a essay. He doesn't have time to eat because he has to finish all his work instead and he still doesn't get to sleep until 1 in the morning.