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Should homework be banned?

One would think that only harmful activities should be banned, but positive activities can have negative results too. That's why the question "should homework be banned" is debatable among students and teachers. Students argue that teachers assign them homework that would take a lot of time on the average, overnight- only to wake up stressed out in the morning. Teachers tag along with the positive result of doing homework. Experts argue that there should be a limit to the homework teachers give to students per time, so as not to defeat its purpose. There are some reasons why homework should be banned, which includes: 

  1. After spending so much time at school, it is unfair to bombard students with a tremendous amount of homework. Students spend at least 7hours in school during the day which is a lot of work on its own, adding homework to it is a form of punishment on students who are probably fatgued from 
  2. the day's activities.It is a threat to the student's physical and mental health. The mental health of a student is a significant determinant of their performance in class. Giving students homework is an extra task on their brain and could cause a mental breakdown if not checked on time. 
  3. Students may try to impress their teachers with their homework. While this is good, they may do it at the expense of their exam. An excessive assignment can be a form of distraction to the students who might have replaced exam performance with homework.
  4. For students who have part-time jobs or any other extracurricular activity, homework is an additional problem. This set of students may fail to catch up with their colleagues and may never understand what they're learning. They may end up thinking they are worthless and never maximize their potential.
  5. A valid reason to ban homework is the absence of in-depth explanation by teachers on how to solve the homework. Teachers expect that parents and older siblings should put students through their homework, but fail to realize that it is a subjective assumption. 
  6. Students differ in perception. Hence, it is unfair for teachers to assume that all their students would approach questions in the same way. Some may be able to solve it quickly on their own, while others may need guidance.
  7. Some students spend more time solving questions, and due to this disadvantage, they stand a chance to fail the subject while teachers do nothing to help this category of students.
  8. Several students may also decide to outsource the solution to an assignment without understanding it. In this case, its purpose is defeated.
  9. Sometimes, teachers assign work that they didn't teach in class to students. Some may not even relate to the subject. This practice is unethical and unfair to the students.
  10. Homework separate children from their parents. Both the parents and kids ar eswamped with work. Hence, they barely spend time together.

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