Homework is a word that most students dread hearing. After hours upon hours of sitting in class , the last thing we want is more schoolwork over our precious weekends. Some feel as though homework is a necessary part of school, while others believe that the time could be better invested. Should students have homework? Have a closer look into the arguments on both sides to decide for yourself. Many people believe that one of the positive effects of homework is that it encourages the discipline of practice.
It is also a question that has become divisive. Some people feel that homework is an effective way to reinforce the concepts that were learned at school. Others feel like the time that homework demands would be better spent with a meaningful activity that brings the family together. Is homework important? Is it necessary? Or is the added stress that homework places on students and parents doing more harm than good?
Way before the coronavirus hit, elementary school kids were already more stressed-out than any generation before them. While there are numerous causes for such stress, the burden of homework plays a large part. Some children experience sleep deprivation by staying up too late to finish their homework.
The great homework debate: Too much, too little or busy work? Photos: Parents grade their kids' homework: Too much or not enough? Hide Caption.