Whether students need or don’t need homework is a question that has been discussed for years. Both sides of the argument make some valid points, but neither is perfect, so the debates continue.
In order to make your own decision on which the better method of education is, you need to consider every factor. You can start with the arguments that explain why students don’t need homework:
Life today is hectic even for kids. In the majority of cases, they have some extracurricular activities (clubs or sports) and supplementary classes or tutoring to attend almost every day. Such a busy schedule puts a child under a lot of stress and homework doubles it.
Children need time to be children and relax. Otherwise, they might start hating both school and studying in general.
Today, families where both parents work have very little precious time to spend together. If kids are loaded with assignments, they can see their parents only during dinner.
This might be one of the major factors contributing to the weakening of family bonds.
If children have free evenings, they should be able to spend more quality time with their parents and actually learn some important things that aren’t taught in school.
Due to all the stress, many parent have notoriously short tempers nowadays, and assignments often become a cause for conflict. When an adult pressures a child into doing homework, and the kid resists, sparks start to fly. These arguments may damage the relationships within the family and affect the child’s emotional development.
These assignments can do any good only when kids complete them and can analyze their mistakes before they move on to the next topic. However, teachers rarely give back graded works immediately, because they are too busy. Therefore, by the time children get a chance to learn from their mistakes, their minds are already focused on a new subject.
Children’s situations are very different and so are their minds. One child can struggle with an assignment for hours and therefore suffer an immense amount of stress, while someone else will complete the task in 30 minutes. This inequality reduces the efficiency of homework as an educational tool.
One must also consider that some kids must take care of younger siblings or have other commitments, so they have little time for homework.