Thirty hours? For most children, mandatory homework assignments push their workweek far beyond the school day and deep into what any other laborers would consider overtime. Even without sports or music or other school-sponsored extracurriculars, the daily homework slog keeps many students on the clock as long as lawyers, teachers, medical residents, truck drivers and other overworked adults. Is it any wonder that,deprived of the labor protections that we provide adults, our kids are suffering an epidemic of disengagement, anxiety and depression?
Down With Homework!
Is Homework Necessary? | Too Much Homework Is Bad for Kids | Live Science
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Kids Should Not Have Homework: 5 Arguments To Support Your Point
Stuck with your math homework? Going crazy over complex math assignments? We can help! But if you stop to think about it, the truth is that homework is not necessary. Do you have trouble believing that?
It used to be that students were the only ones complaining about the practice of assigning homework. For years, teachers and parents thought that homework was a necessary tool when educating children. But studies about the effectiveness of homework have been conflicting and inconclusive, leading some adults to argue that homework should become a thing of the past. According to Duke professor Harris Cooper, it's important that students have homework. His meta-analysis of homework studies showed a correlation between completing homework and academic success, at least in older grades.