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Should Homework Be Abolished?

Should Homework Be Abolished?

Homework is like “overtime” like when an adult works more than their work time slot. This comparison shows a great representation of what it looks like when children have homework to an outsider.  “I’m on an endless treadmill with no time for living.” Zak, A student in his last year of high school, says this is what his life feels like from the beginning of 5th grade. There aren’t any academic benefits of giving students homework. OECD, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, has done research on students who do more than the modest amount of homework each. “After around four hours of homework per week, the additional time invested in homework has a negligible impact on performance.”The only thing homework does is deprive children of the chance of cumulative health. Brain Scientists have stated that rest and exercise are essential to good health and real learning. Students spend more than 4 hours on homework, they are lacking the essential to having good health. So should homework be abolished?

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Alyssa Edmonds, HS Reporter
Hello, I'm Alyssa Edmonds. I'm in 12th grade at Conrad Schools of Science and currently taking Biomed as my pathway. Reading is one of my favorite hobbies, and writing in my eye is just and extension of that. Journalism is just an amazing way to freely express my feelings about the media today, in a safe and protected environment. That is why I decided to join Journalism. I'm very excited to write and report on topics for my peers.

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    Catrice EverettMar 12, 2022 at 10:19 pm

    With the different lifestyle and hardships the Generation Z is facing, I definitely feel like homework will add to the stress of our future adults. So, yes I agree!

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