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Martin 1 Chandler Martin Ms. Harris English 2 Honors 12 May 2014 Whether or not Homework Should be Excluded from Schools Homework, just the thought of it would make a person sick. Homework is just a major waste of time and energy. When teachers give a student homework, it is as if they are stabbing the student with a knife. It is the most aggravating thing when a student is at school, all done with the class, and then the teacher decides to give the students homework. That is ridiculous. One reason schools should stop making students do homework is because it causes the students great stress. It also takes away time from church activities, sports, clubs, volunteer work, jobs, family events, hobbies, self-time, relaxation, and many more. Colleges don’t even care if one does their homework or not. All colleges look at is if one did well on their tests and their grades as a whole. Another reason why homework should be excluded from schools is because when a student is done with school for the day, that student should not have to do more work regarding what they just learned. They should go home, and spend some time with their family or friends. Also, according to Alfie Kohn “No study has ever demonstrated any academic benefit to assigned homework….” So in turn, he is saying that students should not receive homework in school and that homework should be excluded from schools. Another thing that can be affected by too much homework is the teachers themselves. They are affected by giving too much homework because then they have too much to grade and they don't closely look at the students who need to improve on that subject. So, that particular student isn't in fact learning anything. So
Martin 2 too much homework makes everyone exhausted. Homework also makes learning not fun and discourages learning. More often than not, homework assignments are more busy work then quality learning experience. Most homework assignments are also very time consuming and that

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