I don't understand the logic of homework. Here are the reasons why: (please bear with me)
- We work for just about 6 hours at school, for those of us in elementary school, middle school, and most high schools. If we work for this long, is it necessary to go home just to return to what we should have been doing for the whole day? Yes, we do want time to practice, but classes are meant for not only teaching, but practicing this new skill as well. If you don't have enough time to actually do work and practice skills in school, and just listen to a teacher drone on for the whole period, something is wrong.
- Much of my time now is taken up with homework. The amount of homework that is given on a regular basis is too much. If having homework at all was a problem, now try four or five hours a night. This all leads to stress and even falling behind in school. Sometimes I suffer from stress, and that makes me irritable, frazzled, and super worried about even the randomest things. Because of the length of time spent and also trying to do other things at the end of the day, you can end up tired in school and not able to focus.
- I am someone who has to do everything 120%, so if there is an optional extension, I have to try it. If there is a place for more detail, I have to do more. I end up not having much time for things like going outside, being able to socialize at the dinner table, or even take a shower after school because I am trying to do my assignment. The other night, I worked from about 4 p.m., when I got home, until past midnight, including an about 1 hour break for dinner, and was a little bit off, you could say, in school the next day.
- One other thing is I DO HAVE A LIFE!! Expecting us to have time to go out to dinner, take a walk, or do your sport after school and do homework is usually too much. Occasionally, we'll have the whole night free because we've already finished or the rare time when we aren't given any homework. But I do have sports and activities that I am committed to after school, plus I want a little chill time. If we are expected to breathe fresh air, get excersize, and just be kids, we need time to do this. For the people that put time into these things and a lot of time into homework, it's waaay too much, at least for my school, and with IB (International Baccalaureate) especially. Plus, if the teachers checked in more about homework they were giving out, it might all add up to a more reasonable amount. I just think about elementary school when I had one teacher for basically everything.