Sure, homework can be helpful in some forms. But at what cost? Most parents and teacher believe in homework solely on faith that it can enhance the learning experience, when it is simply unhealthy. The supposedly helpful practice of homework should be limited and adjusted due to the stress and anxiety that it causes parents, teachers, and most importantly, students. “With less homework, I think we could learn what we’re learning now.” Says Libby Benedict, an average middle schooler. “I didn’t feel (stressed] until i was in my thirties… It hurts my feelings that my daughter feels that way at 11” Molly and her Mother are a part of family just like mine and yours that is stricken with stress due to the overuse and excessive amounts of homework given daily. Molly spends hours a day doing homework. she barely has enough time to sleep. Why should she, and all of us really, be subject to such deliberate stress inducing inconveniences. (Ratnesar 1) Lets be real. Homework causes anxiety, clinical depression, stress, exhaustion, headaches, and other avoidable disorder.
Why should we be subject? Think, just for a moment. Think of your life with no homework. Nothing to be stressed about after school. No stress. No studying. You’re excited to come to school because you’ve had a break. Back to reality, where where home is just a 3hr continuation of school. Which reality do you prefer. “According to the National Sleep Foundation’s 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.” (Stop Homework 2) My opponents believe that stress inducing activities are productive. Which is more important, overall health and morale of a child at its most delicate stages or a few extra points on a meaningless quiz that they will never use in real life. They do not believe a child’s health is important. When an activity causes all these things I have stated, nobody in the right mind would continue if they knew about this. Homework should be reduced and adjusted to a more healthy and suitable amount. Thank You.