Reasons Why Homework Should Be Banned

The Top Ten
1 It eats up all our free time

In school I learn a lot and it's not that fun, so when I get home I want to do something that isn't connected to school or learning, I want to have some free time, but school ad homework doesn't let me to have the fun I need after school, and sometimes I get really stressed with it and I get tired.

There needs to be a balance between work time and free time. I had to work all afternoon on ten pages. That may seem quick, right? Wrong. One page was a bunch of textbook activities (nineteen of them to be specific), and usually, said textbook activities take lots of time (at least in two of my classes). I think I spent about four and a half hours trying to finish that... and I wasn't even confused, nor was I procrastinating. It was just an unreasonable overload of homework.

Fun fact: The one who founded homework, Roberto Nevelis, used homework as a punishment for students. Now, schools use it as a normal thing and it’s just pure evil.

I don't agree because it helps us learn more and makes us more sturdy in a subject. It usually only takes 10 to 20 minutes for most worksheets.

2 It causes high stress levels

Homework is crazy stressful, especially when your working on an average of 6 hours of sleep in middle school. Just today my teacher math teacher bothered the dickens out of me. Half my class didn't do the homework worksheet on lined paper, and instead on the worksheet itself. We have to copy them all over and it's 24 long problems. Then 17 classwork problems on the computer, which I didn't even start because I'm still copying problems I solved last night. (Finished at 1 am before getting up at 6 am for school) Then our homework is 14 more problems. In addition, we have a test in a couple days, and a possibility of school being canceled tomorrow due to a snowstorm. In that case, my teacher plans on putting more work on our class web page. That's just math.
Reading class is another story: 3 pages on 1 book chapter. Social studies is a test. The list doesn't end with our language and instrumental classes as well.

Right now, I still have assignments that were really hard that it makes my mom going to help me. These assignments were quizzes since I was done reading the stories.

Homework makes me sick. Literally, I get so stressed out I feel really bad. once I actually threw up because I hadn't finished my homework accidentally.

I am also a student I also got stressed after
8 hour school and after that homework for 5 hours

3 We already go to school for 5 days a week, 6-8 hours a day, and 12-15 years

THANK YOU! Someone said it! There really isn't any point in homework if you already spend so much time at school.

Yes, I agree. Home should be a place of freedom, where kids don't have to worry about school anymore.

If that isn't enough for teachers to teach their lessons then what is

You sai it best, if 15 years ain't enough to learn then I don't know what is

4 It's so boring

I know, some things we have to do aren't fun, but come on. We already have school to help us learn AND practice, so why bother giving us homework?

They should just make class called "homework" dedicated to doing all of the homeworks the teachers leave.

I swear they are trying to ruin our childhoods with school

And my teacher somehow thinks its fun.

5 No time to spend time with family

Yes! Once I spent 2 hours and by the time I was done I had to go somewhere and not see my little brother for more than 10 hours!

I love spending time with my family but school takes it all away with the help of homework

I need time to spend with my family to! I have 5 kids to play with and 5 adults!

Family time is important too, and CLEARLY, school doesn't get that.

6 Adults don't understand the stress

yes me too I'm in boring schoolthen I have to go throo all this stuff. and if I survive then another 4 houers of homework. as you can see,I'm not working on my spelling because of homework and no free time. THEN I have to help my sis with her work then chors then bedtime stuff then BED. only to wake up at 6 in the morning.

Adults think they have been here and understand but they don't, they never will

When my mom is at work and my dad is working I don't have any one to help

They are already used to the stress they face at work

7 You've been at school all day, home should be a place where you get to take a break and not have to worry about school.

You know, I really like homework. But I understand that people just hate it because just a lot of time is wasted or that people just are lazy. I think we should understand that teachers aren't being cruel, they're want us to learn because, after all, we are paying fees. Plus, we need learning to be able to live a good life. Also, we have breaks at school as well!

The point of weekends and dismissal from school is to let students take a breather, not add more weight to their stress.

The last thing I want to do when I get back home is homework.

Yes I want to come home and not be yell at for homework

8 You're having fun and your parents say "HAVE YOU DONE YOUR HOMEWORK?!"

I tried playing on my ipad and my family just says you can't play till you have done your homework

This is probably what causes kids to not do their homework.

I want to kill my parents when they say that when I'm having fun

That is just annoying in every way, shape and form.

9 School doesn't understand we have lives outside of school, too

I have friends and hobbies and sports that I participate in but school feels we don't deserve a life outside of it! They say we will have to quit our sports to pull grades up but we should quit homework to focus on sports.

All I want to do is just stop doing homework so I can do other things. It takes up my happiness and makes me dead inside. I would rather die right now instead of doing homework for the rest of my life

They don't. They really don't. Some of us are part of sports teams and can't have time to work on half the stuff given to us. Some of us need to take care of our siblings because our parents are going out. Seriously, let us have time to work on things outside of school too.

I'll get a massive project/worksheet on Wednesday due Thursday. And...

I have Drama Kids on Wednesday. Screw me!

10 3-6 hours of homework a night doesn't help me sleep more.

It takes me over 7 hrs to do mine

homework makes u sleep less

The Contenders
11 The questions are hard

I always have headaches when I do hard questions.

Depends on how smart you are.

I have to sit there for hours trina figur out the problem

Exactly.My Grade 5 teacher assigns me hard HW questions daily...Can you imagine that amount of burden?

12 Family vacation and leisure are not observed
13 It causes anxiety

I remember times where I broke down in tears because of homework



14 It stops us from going outside and getting active.

Exactly. I spend 6-7 hours on school work. I also like to go outside, school doesn't understand how important family is to us. As you may see, school should provide less work at home.

We put on weight without getting active.

like 14 months I can go out

do it quik then

15 It brings the hell of school to your house

I have homework and I do so of my homework on this ridiculous website named Dreambox, and I am in 3rd grade and I'm litterally learning stuff that are from 4TH GRADE, 5TH GRADE, 6TH GRADE, and even one of 7TH. I think I'm a little too smart. Also there is this lesson on it that makes m eclassify shapes and it says I got it wrong for attribute relationships. I always got that every time. Ad I searched it up on the internet so I can firgure out what it is, but it wasnt there. So dreambox gets you wrong on this lesson for failing some stuid math thing that doesent even EXIST

MORE hell is brought to my house (my house is already hell :P)

Ughh I'm cringing thinking about it now.

Happy to not do it

16 We don't have enough time to sleep, which probably makes our grade lower in the long run.

And some of us get even LESS sleep thanks to all the stress homework gives us which just adds on even more problems.

My grades are just always ass

I usually end up going to sleep around 11:15 and wake at 5:30
I need more sleep!

Home work should NOT EXIST

17 The stuff in homework is the stuff you learn at school

Exactly, teach us what we need to know at school and we will study it at home if we want!

Most of the stuff we learn in school we wont use

Math is for boring places like school

Same exact thing

18 It takes all of our fun time up

Forget everything you want, you've got endless books of homework to do!

I know right it wastes my time to do way better things

My son has no time to play outside

I can't play my games bc of it

19 It causes procrastination

I try not to procrastinate, but because homework is so boring and stressful, I always procrastinate as a result. Thanks a lot, school...

Every time I have homework to do, that's what happens. I'm so bored and I'm wishing that I was doing something else so it causes me to procrastinate and it takes 2 more hours to finish it.

Yeah. Like my total amount of homework should take like 3-4 hours, but I procrastinate and it takes me at least 5-6 hours instead. And yes. I am procrastinating while having to do my homework now. LOL.

I procrastinate every day! 1

20 It has caused suicides

How does homework cause people to commit suicide? It's sad that visitors here make fun of it. No offense, but if homework drives you to suicide you are seriously hypersensitive. Sometimes we need to do things in life that we don't like. These people who want to commit suicide need help I swear.

Suicide is going to be the best thing that will happen to me

I told my parents the first time. The second time they found out.

I wanna leave life because of homework

21 It's pointless

Like seriously what is the point of homework

Userguy44 sorry, but I disagree!

iv'e wondered what was the point of homework for a long time.

22 You don't really learn anything

Homework is more about memorization than actual learning. you do that in class

If we learned enough at school then we wouldn't have to do homework

I'm way smarter then dum school

I really agree with that.

23 We spend enough time in school doing work we shouldn't have to take it home with us


#when yr late 4 shkool

it take me FOREVER to finish my work


24 People have lives

Exactly! We already had 6-8 hours at school! We have better things to do than memorize mindless facts.

I totally agree because I can’t play roblox adopt me

Life is short. homework makes it even shorter.

we can't do what we want

25 We have to learn at school not at home

Tell me about it

It's like school follows you around 24/7... which it does.

"we have to play

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