Homework Is Unnecessary

Skylar - Bryant, Arkansas
Entered on April 1, 2009
Age Group: Under 18
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I go to school for eight hours a day, five days a week, and 204 days a year. This should be enough time for my teachers to teach me what I need to know without giving me homework. Instead of doing homework I could be doing other out of school activities such as Basketball, Track, Swimming, or even spending time with my family.

When I have a basketball game on a school night it is hard to get my homework done in time. I am busy playing the game so I don’t have enough time for homework. Normally I will have at least an hour and a half of homework. There isn’t enough time in a day for me to go to school, then my game, and then go do my homework.

I love spending quality time with my family, having homework makes this very difficult. My family loves to play board games. When I have homework I can’t play the games with my family. This is hard for family’s to stay close because they never get to do anything together. Homework just becomes another speed bump in my day.

One time when I had homework and a basketball game on a school night I forgot to finish all of my science homework. The next morning I was running around looking for my book so I could find the correct answers before school started. I was so scared I would get a zero on the assignment that I was almost teary-eyed and my face was red from running around. That time I was barely able to complete my homework. Homework is always getting in the way of my day.

One of the main reasons that we do not need homework is because it causes too much confusion. When I learn something at school, I should be able to learn a whole lesson over a period of time. Instead teachers try to get me to learn a section a day, and a chapter a week. This gets me confused on what I just learned and I have a hard time remembering what section one was about. If they went over a one section for 3 days then it would sink into my brain better.

Teachers should just let kids be kids and not give us homework. Kids love acting their age, but if teachers make them act like little Einstein’s then nobody will know what it is like to be a kid. The worst part is, that it gets harder as we get older.