1 hour? 2 hours? 3 hours? How many hours of homework does your child bring home a night? If your child completes their homework in a reasonable amount of time, but still has more than 2 hours of work to do after their 6 hour school day, would you be concerned as a parent?
Here are some of the issues associated with too much homework that parents (and some
1. Too much homework is linked to increased student stress and increased instances of cheating
2. Too much homework places demands on students’ time that interferes with home life and after-school activities which are integral to students’ leading balanced lives
3. There is no research that suggests homework benefits students before they reach high school
According to education experts, homework should ultimately make children deeper thinkers and increase their excitement to learn, not be something that makes them stressed, bored, or frustrated.
- Too much homework has been linked to increased student stress, increased instances of cheating, and increased disparity in the achievement gap.
- That homework can interfere with home life and after-school activities that promote balance and a well-rounded life outside of school by placing too much of a demand on students’ time.
- That there has been no real research to prove that homework benefits before kids are in high school.
- Homework contributes to the gap between the rich and the poor.
- According to education experts, the goal of homework should be ultimately to help kids become deeper thinkers who are more excited about learning.
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