Why Homework Should Be Banned

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Homework should be banned Schools should not give homework for a variety of reasons. Learning is best done at school and stress is often caused by work given by schools. The need to do lots of additional work makes pupils prefer not to learn more about the topic. As students do undesirable activities, they lose otherwise better spent time with their family and friends. Thus it is clear that homework should be banned. Without question, learning at school is better than working at home. The school environment helps stimulate a good work ethic, “I think school is better (than home) for work ethic,” said Joyce an 8th grader at Shatin College. School is a place where students are all equal. A less privileged family who does not have as good resources at home than a richer more privileged family, an example would be the Internet. Work set at home and completed at home does not promote the chance for all kids to show their skills. Thus the home environment is not a level playing field as it is at school. This is why homework should not be allowed. Second of all, while students are completing their homework they are getting stressed because these tasks are a large part of their grade. Stress is not a good thing. “Oh yes,” said Noe from Bali, “I think it (homework) causes stress”. Stress can cause illnesses in later life, for example, heart disease, hair loss, whitening of hair and cancer. Though this may not be directly connected to middle school students it will still have an impact to them in life. Homework also creates stress. Stress from working too long, stress from anxiously hoping to get a good grade. WORD COUNT: 294 TOTAL: 294 It is estimated that 75% of student visits to the doctor are partly stress related. Thus pupils are not going to do as well as they could as a result of the sickness from the stress of their
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