No Homework Policy

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Just imagine it’s a Sunday night. You’re all comfortable and tired, and just trying to relax because you had a great weekend. You’re just about to fall asleep, but then you realize, you have homework. Now you either get up and do all your homework, or you just leave it and take the zero. I know everybody in this room can relate to this situation because it’s happened to every single one of us before. That is why I’m talking to you about having a no homework policy in schools.

I’ll bet any amount of money that when any of you even hear the word homework, you don’t get happy or excited about it. So, if nobody like it, then why do we still have it?
There are many more cons about homework then there are pros. The few pros are that some people believe that homework builds character and teaches good study habits. (Kohn 1) These “pros” are just myths that have been passed down, it has never really been proven that homework really does build character and teaches good study habits. What has been proven is all of the cons to homework.

There have been many studies about the cons of homework, and the results are all against homework. The studies show that kids are exhausted after school and need a break, homework takes away from outside activities, homework causes conflicts between parents, and homework really hurts kids that are struggling learners, English-language learners, young students, kids with few resources, students in many of today’s families, and kids that have to do chores or take care of their siblings. (Family Homework Answers 1-3)

I personally believe that homework has no point. I mean, as students, we have to sit in school and learn for 6 hours a day 5 days a week. Isn’t that enough? Why should our teachers give us more work to do on the few days we have off of school and at night after we attended school. I just don’t think teachers get it. They always say, “It’s only going to take you 20-25 minutes.”, but what they don’t understand is that every...
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