Teachers Should Not Be Allowed to Give Students Homework

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Deonte Williams
Eng. 101

Teachers Should Not be Allowed to give Students Homework

Do you think teachers should be allowed to give students homework? Teachers should not be allowed to give students homework, because most students go to work: have children to take care of: and are involved in extracurricular activities. The hour or two we spend in class should be enough time to teach a lesson. Therefore, if a student does not understand the lesson, he or she should be required to ask the teacher for homework. Also, giving homework to students that do understand the lesson is not fair. Students that do understand the lesson should just be required to study, for a better understanding.

Teachers should not be allowed to give students homework because most students go to work while attending college. Although, negotiating with the aid office is an increasingly common practice, getting a part-time job is still the most popular--and reliable--way for students to better their financial situation. It's a simple strategy, says Dallas Martin, president of the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators: "The more students can earn on their own, the less they'll have to borrow." In fact, nearly 80 percent of undergrads work part time while in school, according to a recent survey. “Although it's tempting to try to bring home the biggest paycheck possible, working long hours can interfere with your studies”, warns Clare Cotton, president of the Massachusetts Association of Independent Colleges and Universities in Boston. “Two recent surveys by the U.S. Education Department show that students who work more than 15 hours a week during the school year are less likely to complete their degrees than those who work up to 15 hours a week. Undergrads who work up to 15 hours a week also tend to have higher grade-point averages than those who work longer hours”, also stated by cotton. According to Cotton, students who devote too many hours to a job...
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