Less Homework For Kids

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According to a 2006 poll, 80 percent of teens don’t get the recommended amount of sleep.At least 28 percent fall asleep in school and 22 percent fall asleep doing homework(‘Summary Findings of the 2006 Sleep in America Poll’,

Family time is also decreased which can add more family conflict.

Hanging out with friends is decreased, so that means there is less socializing.

“Homework makes it so I can’t spend time with my kids and family and I resent it.” (Ms.

As educators, we have all listened to every facet of the homework debate for our entire careers.

Administrators, teachers, students, and parents need to address this issue and inform people about the effects of homework on students in America.

If teachers and parents tried to reduce the amount of homework there would be a decrease in stress and anxiety and an increase in happiness!Too much homework can cause stress and other health issues.Also, students are working more than the recommended amount of time on homework, and this takes away from family time and free time, as well as time for sleep.Staying up late and doing homework takes away a student’s time to sleep.Sleep deprivation can cause stress and many more factors.Always doing homework can lead to less family time and less time for activities.It creates less time for sports and after school activities.Kids are doing more than the recommended amount each night, with no academic benefits.The recommended amount is 10 minutes times the grade level, so first grade gets 10 minutes, second grade gets 20 minutes, third grade gets 30 minutes, and so on, but kids are doing much more than that.Finally, it became just one more thing in my busy week I had to create and copy for students each day.Until one year, as I was sitting preparing to start a new school year with my 7th graders, I made an important decision: I was going to quit making up homework assignments.

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