Homework Helpful

For children whose personalities and worldviews are just forming, socialization and freedom are integral to a healthy upbringing.

After school activities allow students “to do what they want and reduce stress from school [because it is] a great time to hang out with…friends and cooperate with them to complete various tasks” (Kasahina).

The contemporary understanding of homework is the academic activities that students are instructed at schools to carry out at home.

Most of these activities are educational and related to course curriculum.

Common reasons teachers give homework is to make students don’t forget to learn.

However, how effective it is homework for the students? During this time, students get homework is reasonable.

Since stopping homework, some parents have reported that their children now have the opportunity to participate in team sports, or otherwise have time to run around outside and be a kid.

Rather, I ask that you spend your evenings doing things that are proven to correlate with student success.

Eat dinner as a family, read together, play outside, and get your child to bed early. Brandy Young” (Criss and Stapleton) This letter went viral because it confirmed what researchers and parents alike had said for years; homework does not improve student performance and instead takes away time from the things that do.

There are a number of relatively outdated research studies that claim “a link between time spent on homework and achievement, but also found it was much stronger in secondary school versus elementary school” (Criss and Stapleton).

This study mostly applies to secondary school, which, in following with the ten minute per grade level system, would create the amount of homework that the study suggests.

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  1. To quote the common rabbinic view “had it not been for the evil inclination, no man would build a house or marry a woman or procreate children” (“The Problem of Evil,” 2009).