Reasons Why Homework Should Be Banned

The Top Ten
1 It eats up all our free time

We already spend 6+ hours at school and I strongly believe kids deserve their free time when they come home which isn't even that long. I always come hone in a bad mood and homework definitely doesn't help.

Why does teachers think it's good?! It's bad for stress, it's sometimes hard, it eats all of our free time! There is no benefits for doing homework. Homework would be a villain if it were a human!

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.

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.

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

I have a lot of homework to do everyday and it takes me a very long time

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

The immense time of school that is going to waste because of "fun activities" teachers recommend. Doing all these "educational fun activities" is the top reason for why everything becomes late. Kids are supposed to have fun, not at school, BUT AT HOME

The reason why adults think kids need homework is because they think that the kids will forget what they learned in school if they don't get any homework. Most students don't have short term memories and will remember what they have learned in school.

Omg Yes I am a student my self and I get so much homework that I can't have any time to myself, my house should feel like a safe place away from frying my brain for something that I already learned at school why do it 5 more times.

5 Adults don't understand the stress

The school was hardly much for anyone in 1980. As the punishments for bad grades were severe, it was because they rarely ever happened. Now, there are more punishments because of boredom. They can't handle all of it and it is extremely greedy that parents think they can.

They always say "it's no big deal, now finish it, no complaining you act like it's hard!", yeah, we don't "act" like it's hard, it actually IS.

"Deal with it" my mom says.

6 It's so boring

what can I say, you sit there having a headache and your just thinking how much fun you could be having right nos instead of sitting there with some stupid papers.

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.

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

TELL ME ABOUT IT! Especially when you are doing something important in a video game like competing for leaderboards and you barely have any time to do that with all this stupid and pointless homework!

When I do all of the cleaning, and chores, my parents come marching up to me as I will be spending the next 2 hours trying to find out what the heck do you put for a graph related to a ratio that makes nothing on the test.

And because of homework I lost my cat. I was luring my cat back than I had to come home to do stupid homework then when I came back the next day he was gone due to the stupid homework and he never came back.

8 Family vacation and leisure are not observed
9 No time to spend time with family

I agree with this. We have this little game called Trex. It takes an hour, about the time of a family game. We only get to spend 20 minutes a day because of loads upon loads of homework.

What if you want to go camping, or go to the beach? What about if you got important family gatherings? Can't do that if you got homework.

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!

10 It brings the hell of school to your house

Tell me about it, as soon as you put down the papers and pencils on your desk you get that prison vibe from school in your own desk at home.

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

Happy to not do it

The Contenders
11 It causes anxiety

I have bursted into tears because of homework! I'm not gonna think about it anymore though, or else my rant will take over the page

I barely ever cry, but homework has made me do it instantly.

I don't cry a lot but the dam homework is effective.

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

School is mostly trying to get the most out of everything, including your entire time. The thing is, the more efficient, the more costly it will be because of the overhaul in the first quarter that is spent as an entire semester. The amount of materials from a past-paced classroom has nothing to do after what is required from the school. This is where homework pulls a notch to slow everything down.

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 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.

13 The questions are hard

I always have headaches when I do hard questions.

Especially on those college tests, ya know?

I agree with all of this. No More HomeWork.

14 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.

YEAH! Home should be a place to rest! Not a place to do more work! Its like school is giving us homework for the reasons listed on this article!

The entire no-life situation of doing homework and eating and sleeping. My brother goes to bed at 9, up with homework. It becomes the caffeine that is effected because of pressure. Caffeine in the evening has many bad symptoms anyway.

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!

15 Homework distracts from studying for tests and exams

Students Should not have homework mostly because of this.

16 If we are not allowed to sleep in school then why should we be forced to work at home
17 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.

Teachers always tell us to get outside and get exercise but the homework they give us gives us little or no time to get active.

We put on weight without getting active.

18 It can drive you to madness

Mom: Why are you out?
Me: I have too much homework and it's so hard and it takes me forever to do it all!

Yep, have been in bad moods countless times because of this.

19 We have to learn at school not at home

Tell me about it

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

Yes, this is 100% accurate. If you are afraid that we didn't understand it in class take ten min or something to simple go over what we learned in class or something. I would rather spend 1 more hour at school than 6 hours at home practically dying.

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

Same exact thing

21 It takes all of our fun time up

When school ends and I come back from school I get so happy and play video games but then I hear my mom say my name and she says do your homework. At that point I get pissed. Even in our summer holidays they give us a pile of homework.

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

I can't play with my little brothers because I have to do tons of homework. also my sister can't do anything either

22 It has caused suicides

This ones real serious, in other words school is a murderer and they are killing kids who don't deserve so much stress and work!

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.

Yea, I mean I have considered it maybe... oh I don't know, 5 TIMES. When my mom found out about that, she cried. There are people who have really done that. Personally, I think schools should be doing their homework about what the consequences are.

23 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.

24 People don’t like homework
25 It's pointless

It's pointless just like your pencil when you are finished doing your homework.

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