Nolan F. Illinois

Homework for the Successful Future Generation.

Too much homework is counterproductive on students, the overall workload shouldn't be more than 2 hours of work a night.

There have been nights that I started doing homework at 4 and ended at 10:30. Homework is a big deal with students around the world but nobody is really talking about it. Ask about any student in highschool and they will say that they are overworked and stressed out. High School students should not receive more than two hours of homework a night because it's ineffective and wrong.

High School students should not receive more than 2 hours of homework a night. To start homework has “no proven benefits” according to Healthline and when students receive an overwhelming amount of homework it can actually be “counter productive” according to the Washington Post. There are also studies that prove that counties with the highest homework loads actually have lower incomes and higher social inequality. Another thing is how are students going to be able to socialize with friends and family if they are stuck having to do lots of homework? Do people really expect students are gonna remember all of the work that they are forced to cramb in after school? How do you think students are gonna wanna learn from people who give them hours of work every night?

Even when presented this information, many people will still argue that many hours of homework should be given to teens across America. Some people will argue that this is good because students could use this time to find their problems, but this could be done without giving out more than 15 minutes of homework per class. Also, some people think that this is a good study opportunity, but it would be more efficient for students to work on the things that they need to improve on in their own time rather than have them do the very easy time consuming activities that are given out. Lastly people may say that homework will make kids learn more, but with a overwhelming amount students will ask their friends to just text them the answers or find other ways to just complete the assignment rather than actually learning which is the point of school right?!

So overall, students shouldn’t be receiving more than two hours of homework a night. This is a very big topic that no student is really talking about. Students are becoming more and more uninterested in school and are receiving more work than ever. So Mr. President Elect Trump, please make education great again!

Metea Valley High School

English 2, Period 7

Mr. Page's very-totally-awesome 7th period English 2 class at Metea Valley High School in Aurora, IL.

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