Is Homework Ban the Beginning of a National Revolution?

Yesterday, the CBS Nightly News picked up the story of the homework ban at The Oak Knoll Elementary School in Menlo Park, California, and asked whether Oak Knoll is at the forefront of a homework revolution. I hope so. After a short ad, you can watch the story here.

294 Comments on “Is Homework Ban the Beginning of a National Revolution?”

  1. Josh says:

    Yes I beleive it should be a revolution. I am a student myself and do not belive in homework.

    March 26th, 2007 at 3:52 am
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  2. jake says:

    homework sucks @$$

    April 11th, 2007 at 1:18 pm
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  3. steve says:

    I belive that this ban will either end in dispair or greatness both have an equal chance

    April 12th, 2007 at 1:28 pm
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  4. Anonymous says:



    August 29th, 2007 at 2:50 pm
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  5. Hinata says:


    October 13th, 2007 at 2:17 pm
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  6. yogesh bhargava says:

    tu cutta hai jo tu homework deta hai

    January 28th, 2008 at 8:19 am
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  7. Nick S. says:

    home work takes away time with our family and causes kids to much stress and makes kids to hate learning

    March 10th, 2008 at 9:24 am
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  8. Brandon L. says:

    we have about 7 hours of school a day which is 35 hours a week and at least 2 hours of homework a day for 10 hours a week of homework which is crazy because school work should be done at school and not at home because students need time with there family and friends and homework causes stress because not all student learn the same and need some time out of school to work on it.

    March 10th, 2008 at 9:28 am
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  9. Nick S. says:


    March 10th, 2008 at 9:30 am
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  10. Anonymous says:

    homework causes writers cramps, stress, and a diseas called SITTING IN A CHAIR FOR TWO HOURS AND WORKING UR BUTT OFF

    March 27th, 2008 at 9:51 pm
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  11. me says:

    i hate it!

    March 27th, 2008 at 9:52 pm
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  12. bobby says:

    homework causes cancer and one kid died of it, it is so stupid

    September 4th, 2008 at 12:27 pm
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  13. Anonymous says:

    I found grammatical or spelling errors in nearly ever comment posted.

    September 9th, 2008 at 11:29 pm
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  14. ????? says:

    Ban it. I got no more time from school and work to do it. I need money to do what i want not what teachers want.

    October 15th, 2008 at 3:13 pm
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  15. Anonymous says:

    Obviously, MORE homework is needed since almost every post on here has poor spelling, poor grammar, and poor sentence structure!

    January 13th, 2009 at 1:42 pm
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  16. FedUpMom says:

    Anonymous, if you read The Case Against Homework, and follow it up with The Homework Myth (by Alfie Kohn) you can read hundreds of pages with no errors and an entirely convincing argument. Good writing comes from wide reading, which most of our kids don’t have time for anymore.

    January 13th, 2009 at 2:31 pm
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  17. Anonymous says:

    I think homework should be banned because for me i have like 2 hours of homework an it’s really a big stress and i know how everyone feels. Homework SUCKS. =(

    February 10th, 2009 at 9:51 am
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  18. Baker says:

    Homework should be banned no matter what

    February 16th, 2009 at 1:57 pm
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  19. olivia says:

    I disagree with teachers giving out homework. The definition of homework from the encyclopaedia refers to tasks assigned to students by their teachers to be completed mostly outside of class, and derives its name from the fact that most students do the majority of such work at home. If a teacher gives out homework the teacher is obviously not doing a good job teaching. A sign that you have too much homework is if you hate school. Homework steals time out of a student’s day that could better be spent. I think homework should be banned because it affects kids negatively because kids get stressed out; not all kids are capable of doing homework and homework overload is also affecting their family life.

    February 16th, 2009 at 8:10 pm
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  20. Candi says:


    February 17th, 2009 at 1:04 pm
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  21. overworked student says:

    i stopped believing in homework a long time ago and its turned out great

    February 18th, 2009 at 10:50 pm
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  22. irritated says:

    whoever this Anonymous is pissing me off!!!
    these are comments, not essays they don’t need to grammatically correct. you can save your grammar for actual school work where we need it. oh and by the way Anonymous check the 4th one down your grammar sucks

    February 18th, 2009 at 10:55 pm
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  23. Giovanni says:

    I get about 4 hours of homework every night. Thats about 28 hours of homework a week. I don’t feel like I learned anything from it. On 1 week vacations we have to do a whole textbook and copy all the Q&A’s on looseleaf. What a waste.

    February 20th, 2009 at 1:05 pm
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  24. chanse says:

    most people do not want homework because they are lazy. it is a proven fact that homework greatly improves a students, who is in junior high and up, knowledge. however homework might improve stress, but it will not enough to effect a students behavior nor mental or physical health

    February 26th, 2009 at 9:20 pm
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  25. HomeworkBlues says:

    Homework might improve your writing. Or better yet, no homework would give you time to read. You know what they say, good readers make good writers. Unless homework overload has caused you to lose any interest in it.

    February 27th, 2009 at 3:34 am
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  26. Katlin says:


    February 27th, 2009 at 9:10 am
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  27. an adult says:

    I would think that if you want to be taken seriously about your thoughts and feelings on homework, and the issue that this website brings to light, then you would use thoughtful more appropriate language.
    Or perhaps some homework in social skills would be suitable for you.

    February 28th, 2009 at 8:12 pm
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  28. Anonymous says:

    I feel that if any of the students wish to be taken seriously about their feelings, then it would behoove you to check your grammer, spelling and punctuation. Otherwise, you do not have a case that will ever be taken seriously. Perhaps you are the ones who would benefit from homework….

    February 28th, 2009 at 8:16 pm
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  29. HomeworkBlues says:

    I can’t argue with you. I’ve made this case many times before. If you post here as a beleaguered student and your grammar and spelling are pathetic, you lose your case. Detractors will cry that you are desperately in need of homework! I would counter that homework hasn’t done you any good. Better someone should have cultivated in you the love of reading and writing. And dare I say some of the worst mechanical error offenders on this forum have been teachers?

    Anonymous, I urge you to please pay attention to the eloquent writers on this blog. We’ve had some high achieving teens submit well crafted guest entries where they make their case persuasively.

    March 1st, 2009 at 10:00 am
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  30. FedUpMom says:

    Remember that on the internet, we have no idea who any of these people are. The folks sending in badly spelled messages full of profanity could easily be 45 year old men with nothing better to do than to stir up a little trouble. Or it might all be the same person! I second HomeworkBlues’ point that this site has had several very well written, thoughtful posts from concerned students.

    March 1st, 2009 at 1:04 pm
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  31. HomeworkBlues says:

    FedUpMom, exactly. We don’t know if the vulgar posts are legitimate. I wouldn’t put too much weight on them. Sara might want to take them down as soon as they appear but just like the useless reading log, she has better things to do.

    Let’s focus on the well written passionate testimonials that appear here instead.

    March 1st, 2009 at 6:36 pm
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  32. your mom says:

    as your mother i forbid u from doing homework

    March 2nd, 2009 at 11:45 pm
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  33. PamelaKL says:

    Immature rantings of kids (who just don’t want to do homework) aside, I hate that my first-grader is in school for seven hours and then on top of that there is at least an hour of homework (usually a math sheet and some chapter-book reading). So he’s home around three-thirty, done with homework around four-thirty or five, then it’s dinner time. Then he has about an hour of playtime before he has to get ready for bed.

    Reading homework?? I love to read to my son, and I have my OWN selection of books from which I want to read. So now our reading time is forcibly doubled — or I have to give up our personal reading time so that he’s not behind in his school reading group. As for the math homework, I can understand that they want to give us an idea of what and how they are learning in the classroom, but a quick memo or a look at completed schoolwork does that.

    And this is first grade. What will it be like in the future? Will we have any time together at all on a school night? Granted, bedtimes will be later, but kids need down time.

    If my son ever threw up on a book just because of stress – as described elsewhere – I would seriously consider home-schooling. And I DON’T want to home-school!!

    March 3rd, 2009 at 12:05 pm
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  34. Mom "B" says:

    I think as parents we are the best advocates for our children and it’s our responsibility to stand up for them when they can’t. I think we need to take a stand against so much homework and add recess (unstructured playtime back into everyday school life of our children.

    March 3rd, 2009 at 2:08 pm
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  35. Tricia says:

    I believe some homework is beneficial, but the kids today have way too many expectations and too many demands on their time. They are not allowed to just be kids anymore!

    March 3rd, 2009 at 2:10 pm
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  36. HomeworkBlues says:

    Tricia, maybe, but not in kindergarten. There should be NO homework in kindergarten. The risk is too great, the benefits too little. The risk is simply not merited.

    The teacher’s main reason is not to inspire and create a lifelong learner, but to get ready for first grade. This endless obsession of treating school as merely a stepping stone to the next level is to quote the above, beyond absurd.

    The teacher looked young. It may be she just doesn’t know. I hope a volley of comments will cause her to rethink her position. If she has no children, some day when she does, she’ll cringe in horror, we hope, when she looks back at her ignorance of homework and its damaging effects.

    “It is a miracle creativity has survived formal education”
    Albert Einstein

    March 3rd, 2009 at 3:18 pm
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  37. actual student says:

    I think homework should be limited down to a lower amount because I have spoken with many people that are well into their careers and have commented me on the amount of homework that my teachers have assigned. Increasing the amount of homework does not bring up national standards unless every student always has a personal tutor at all times of assignments.

    March 10th, 2009 at 11:59 pm
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  38. realistic person says:

    Homework causes students to turn to drugs and alcohol to try and force themselves to relax after a stressful day.

    March 11th, 2009 at 12:00 am
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  39. Victoria Childs says:

    listen. if you try to blame your student’s drug or alcohol use on HOMEWORK, maybe you should look at the WAY you parent first. pay attention to your kid man, and spend some quality time HELPING them with their homework, not dismissing it.

    March 11th, 2009 at 12:33 am
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  40. HomeworkBlows says:

    This is fucking stupid. I am a ninth grader in high-school and just to be brief, homework is absolutely terrible. There is not one normal human being that remotely likes homework. If your an adult, don’t bother trying to respond with something like, “LOL YEZ THER ISZ R U KRAIZ-EE”. The only thing homework does is cause a load of stress and make people wish they weren’t born. Something I noticed nowadays is that adults don’t know SHIT. Adults think they know their children and how adolescents act but the truth is, THEY DON’T KNOW FUCKING SHIT. My mom barely knows anything about me after 14 years of living together which I might add is pretty sad. I find it appalling America is run by fat obese old hippos. Every politician is an old fuck, and if old people don’t know jack shit about what youth want how can they ever hope to make this country better. Now, obviously we can’t have everything we want or anything too radical but for FUCKS SAKE, why should we have to go WORK at a Inshitution of Learningnothing for the whole god forsaken day, only to come home which is our haven to do MORE WORK? MORE POINTLESS FUCKING WORK. ARHGHHGHGGTSNOGHSOIGGPIJOPERJGIE!!!!!!!!!!

    March 22nd, 2009 at 6:22 pm
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  41. Arnie says:

    @Anonymous (#13)
    Do you assume that the grammatical errors are a result of not doing homework, cheating on homework, or actually having do English/Language Arts homework?

    Homework as an educational behavior is up for discussion just because of the correct observation you have made here.

    March 22nd, 2009 at 8:55 pm
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  42. Arnie says:

    I appreciated you comments. I feel like teachers use large amounts of work as an insurance policy in case their state test scores come back with poor ratings. The principals simplistic solution would, among other questions, no doubt be “So you gave the same amount of homework as the other teachers?”

    I would hate to be the teacher that would have to say “No”, thus the homework keeps going home.

    Are you in a position to homeschool? That is the only thing that was left to us here in Central California. But I know that is a big step emotionally and financially for many families – though it was the calmest time of our lives so far.

    March 22nd, 2009 at 9:01 pm
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  43. John says:

    Homework is to much of an important factor in our society and should be partly banned.

    April 16th, 2009 at 4:41 pm
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  44. Christian D. says:

    Homework is one of school’s most controversial aspects, and is where teachers and students can converge and have an interesting debate. In this essay I am going to express my thoughts on why homework should be banned. One of the reasons that will be talked about in this essay is about physical activity, and how it is being lessened because of this homework issue.

    One of the first reasons that homework should be banned is that homework is cutting down our exercise time which is making obesity become an epidemic. As kids spend more time doing their homework, they are less able to go outside and get some exercise. Also, because of the stress that so much homework brings, kids have to find something to release their stress on, in this case that something being food. It would be much easier for us to get exercise if we didn’t have to worry about all this homework that is sometimes assigned as due the next day.

    The second reason is that sometimes we get more homework than the amount we need. My sixth grade teacher would say time and again that, “I would rather give you 5 problems and have you get them all correct, than give you 50 and have you get them all wrong.” This is true because sometimes we get more homework than the amount we need, even if we already understand the concept. As past teachers have said, “Practice makes perfect,” is perfection achieved through 50 or more math problems?

    Overall, homework descends a negative impact on kids. When Sara Bennett and Nancy Kalish, authors of, “The Case Against Homework”, were asked if doing homework really could have a negative impact on a kids’ health, they answered that because homework involves sitting down and not doing much action, it really actually has the same impact as watching television. So, “Is it just coincidence that childhood obesity, diabetes, and other health problems have steadily increased along with homework loads?” Nowadays, homework is done in order to simply complete it, which takes away from real study time that we can be taking advantage of.

    April 16th, 2009 at 10:05 pm
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  45. Bryan says:

    Homework makes kids hate learning. I think that children would have a much better time at school, and have much more time to do more important things at home. Homework doesn’t make you learn, its honestly usually just busy work. It supposedly makes a kid responsible, but its gone too far. There are many other things that a kid has to do that require responsibility. I think our youth would be loads happier if there were more bans on homework.

    April 26th, 2009 at 4:54 pm
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  46. man with stick...year 11 says:

    homework is not neccessary; e.g. maths, homework is pointless, you learn it and they tell your to learn it again after school, (why learn what you already know) and the next day you still learn about the same thing and it repeats over and over again, until you start a new subject.
    It wastes our time for relaxation, we spend 6-7 hours at school…isnt that enough for them…NO!
    They shove more and more at us…my plan, they give us a chance to choose not to do homework, if we fail and suck at school when u graduate, you can go and research on your own or if you graduate with out doing homework(like me), try to get it banned for good….SAY NO TO HOMEWORK

    May 8th, 2009 at 12:35 am
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  47. Homework hate for life says:

    I think homework is stupid people r wondering y kids r so unfit now ittls because kids have so much homework the don’t have time to exersize or b healthy O and annoumus F U u sound like 1 of those british nannys that say do this that way do that this way nag nag nag nag nag

    May 12th, 2009 at 5:33 pm
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  48. Concerned Parent says:

    As much as I disliked homework when I was in school, I did respect that it was to discipline me for post-high school. We are in an a fast-paced information age that it is not acceptable to make mistakes, when making mistakes are where some of the most valuable lessons are learned.

    I think homework should be made optional, except for large projects which encourage group participation. If the student does the homework consistently then it might reflect on their final mark as a bonus. This would encourage students that have difficulties in the classroom environment, but can work alone better, to go for these extra marks. Because they would be wanting to do this, they would naturally become better at it.

    As far as spelling goes, I think teachers should be encouraged by parents to correct all spelling mistakes. Spelling is a foundational stepping stone to any language. If children don’t understand the basics of spelling and grammar when they are young, it will be very difficult for them to understand in their later years. Up to and including grade 6, teaching spelling should be necessary and it should be corrected at all levels of education.

    May 13th, 2009 at 8:49 am
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  49. Frank says:



    May 31st, 2009 at 8:40 am
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  50. Jack says:

    I think homework should end for good! We do enough work at school! Home is meant to be fun, but instead your stuck doing what you’ve been doing for the whole day at school. We get given homework about stuff we haven’t even covered in school- so how do you know what to do?!

    June 8th, 2009 at 11:49 am
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  51. jordan says:

    i think homework should be banned because i don’t like it and i come home from school and do my homework like what i am doing right now because i am doing a HOMEWORK SHOULD BE BANNED assignment : (

    July 27th, 2009 at 4:10 am
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  52. martin grice says:

    i think that no schools should have homework

    October 14th, 2009 at 8:23 am
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  53. kenny says:

    home work suck ass you just try your best and you just forget about it then when you miss one homework every one just gets so paranoid and even when you re did the home work ur stil introble I JUST F********* HATE HOMEWORK IT GIVES YOU STRESS AND MAKES ME SO ANGRY LIKE TODAY I HAVE SOO MUCH HOMEWORK ITS LIKE SCHOOL AT HOME YOU DONT HAVE NO FREE TO JUST RELAX I HATE THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    October 16th, 2009 at 7:07 pm
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  54. Annie says:

    chanse, Where you come from homework might improve people, but where I come from it pisses them off so much they deliberatly dont pay attention out of spite. I personally have done it quite a few times, but before I would have rarely considered it. If I had 50p for every time I have had to get up at 4 in the morning just to avoid after school detention I would be a fucking milionare. I come to school SHATTERED every morning because of that stuff. So Fuck off with your statements and listen to someone that actually KNOWS what they’re talking about. AND DONT YOU FUCKING DARE CALL ME LAZY!!!!!!

    P.s Nicely said Bryan (45), nicely said.

    October 18th, 2009 at 1:02 pm
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  55. Lamb Chop says:

    Homework should be banned, but this useless site involving self-absorbed losers with too much time on their hands. Obviously you people don’t have enough homework if you can go searching for sites like this. Honestly, I would hope that if homework was banned, maybe society would find a better use for the youth’s time, something that doesn’t involve writing useless comments on a site meant for 40 year old virgins in search of a stiffy.

    November 2nd, 2009 at 12:04 pm
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  56. 40 year old virgin in search of a stiffy says:

    Shut up lamb chop! Nobody wants your opinion!

    November 3rd, 2009 at 11:51 am
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  57. Lamb Chop Lover says:

    I LOVE YOU LAMB CHOP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    November 3rd, 2009 at 11:59 am
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  58. Smartie says:

    You are both immature.

    November 3rd, 2009 at 12:00 pm
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  59. ScaredParent says:

    Homework makes it hard for my child to eat food and go to the bathroom right. NO!!!!!

    November 3rd, 2009 at 12:01 pm
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  60. cuz i know says:

    hey any adult does not know what kids are going through because homework has trippled since 1981 which is terrible. Most of our parents make us get a job so we dont have alot of time anyways.

    November 22nd, 2009 at 9:49 pm
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  61. Arabella says:

    It’s not fair that I must do work I’ve already learned, it doesn’t make ME want to go and challenge myself, instead its like saying, “heres some work, complete it, or you’ll be punished” that doesnt make me want to complete it! If teachers didn’t assign homework to help prepare for tests, they would see how many kids study at their own will, how many CARE about their grade!

    December 11th, 2009 at 10:13 pm
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  62. Arabella says:

    Plus it wastes ink, kills trees, and demolishes brain cells, so if you don’t wanna die, STOP COMPLETING HOMEWORK!!!

    December 11th, 2009 at 10:14 pm
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  63. anne says:

    Anonymous has poor sentence structure and no guts. Get a name! I learned to write English, my third language, at school… Our kids are getting too much! More at school, less at home would make more sense. The burden of extra learning is put in the parents’ shoulders…

    January 21st, 2010 at 5:05 pm
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  64. anna says:

    we have so much homework everynight no time for fun, no time for family, and no time for yourself. homework should be illegal. their are so many corrupt familys and i think part of the reasons could be because of homework. parents having to get kids to sit down and finish their homework, no one is spending time together. homework needs to be banned forever

    January 22nd, 2010 at 1:51 pm
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  65. Whatever says:

    i got 12 pieces of homework in 2 days once.

    January 24th, 2010 at 9:55 am
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  66. Deonte Bell says:

    The East Jr. High needs to stop having homework because we have several classes and we be tired after all that had work of eight hours so i think we should stop having homework for a litttle while until next year

    January 28th, 2010 at 10:54 am
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  67. samantha says:

    homework is a waist of kids time

    January 28th, 2010 at 11:24 am
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  68. Anonymous says:

    well done thirteen and fifteen! I mean, it’s all well and good hating homework, but it looks like most of you have just shot yourselves in the foot with all of your retarded spelling and grammar mistakes.
    Learn how to write English, dumbasses.

    February 4th, 2010 at 1:41 pm
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  69. Anonymous says:

    homework is a “waist” of time,
    I laugh at your futility!

    February 4th, 2010 at 1:42 pm
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  70. Anonymous says:

    my child’s homework problems are giving me eating disorders, ican’t sleep, go to the bathroom, i can’t go outside, icant show any emotions, the list goes on….

    you honestly thought i was serious, didnt you?

    who really cares any wayz, just get it done, stop friggin whining, and stop going on these stupid sites instead of doing your homework.

    im not really a parent, it would be wierd if i was though seeing as im only 14 years old, however, reading some of these comments does make me think…..

    look, my point is do your homework and then if you really are sad enough go on nerdy blogging site afterwards..

    it’s my favourite past time 😉 (jokes)

    February 4th, 2010 at 1:51 pm
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  71. Anonymous says:

    I have the day off on friday and monday becuase of a half term, during this time I have to do an ESSAY ON SPAKESPEARE. IT IS NOT A HOLIDAY IF THERE’S HOMEWORK.

    February 10th, 2010 at 1:37 pm
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  72. Cameron says:

    When I do home work I don’t learn I just use google so there is no point.

    February 21st, 2010 at 6:05 pm
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  73. Ms. I-Hate-Effing-Homework-How-'Bout-You? says:

    OMFG, I hate homework sooo much. It is so undescribable, how much I hate it. If I had to pick something that I hated the absolute most in the world, it’d be homework, no doubt! And it’s just been getting worse and worse over the years. School used to be somewhat bearable and fun, but now it seems as though I just wake up and drone myself to school only to deal with classes and get an hour or two of homework from each. Math is the worst. I work as hard as I can, all my lunchtimes (which are inappropriately short), to finish as much homework as I can. And I have Math at the end of the day, and before you know it, I then have 30 extra-long questions to go and completely ruin my weekend. And trying to get them all done just ruins any chance at having a respectable weekend for me. Weeknights suck because I get so worked up over the amount of homework I have! Homework drains me emotionally to the point where I snap at the people I love, and feel like crying it’s so goddamn terrible. I get so much homework in a day, it’s not even funny. I could deal with a few simple questions, maybe five, but not 30 math questions, 2 stupid worksheets for Foods, a 7 page booklet on Charles II, reading 6 short stories and then summarizing them, and reviewing a basketball worksheet for gym. Homework has made me completely and utterly hate school and dread having to go everyday. It’s come to the point where I might drop out (though I don’t even think I have the nerves to do that). All I know is that if the amount of homework keeps climbing and this crap keeps going on in the future years, there isn’t a chance in hell my children are going to public school. Also, elementary school. They used to be good for homework. You wouldn’t get any and if so, a little. Now, it’s terrible. My little brothers, both 8, get more homework than I got in grade 10. Currently, they’ve been assigned a project in French to make a life sized paper cut out of a human body, proceed to label it French and English, and the write a one hundred word blurb on each little bone and organ in both French and English, and then write a speech in French and English to then present it in front of their class for 10 minutes, all under a week and a half, and they only get 20 minutes of class time each day to work on it, the rest having to be done at home, without parent, teacher, sibling, or electronic (translation) help. It’s got to be completely colored and everything’s got to be up to the nitpick of a teacher’s standard, which is terribly high. And they’re eight! They just want to play! And it’s 70% of their final grade! So if they fail this, they’ll be forced to do a week or two of summer school. The My brothers have been exhausted each night, and my one brother actually broke out in tears he was so done with it! For the first four days, they did well. Good kids. The day consisted of them getting up at six in the morning, going to school for 6-7 hours, then coming home at 4:00 only to have to go directly to their project, working from 4:10 to 9 or 10, even 11 or 12 at times, at night. Eventually, on the third day, I decided that they shouldn’t have to put up with this. I decided that they should just worry about actually getting some sleep. Seriously, they were getting on 2-3 hours of sleep because they were so worked up that they couldn’t actually fall asleep. My parents were done with it too. All my brothers would do was cry they were so done with it, and they aren’t usually whiny kids, either. I ended up doing the rest of the project for them, only to have their god-awful teacher call my parents in saying that she believed that they cheated. After a nice long talk with my parents, she decided to ultimately omit they from the project, and decided they’d have to do a whole bunch full of extra credit just to pass. I had the same teacher for Grade 3, and she’s absolutely appauling with her unruly expectations of these poor eight year olds. These kids are all so worn out and then she likes to give them all this homework. For the rest of those days, they proceeded to get the regular 15 question a day math homework, 30 socials questions, 10 science, and a whole whack more that I can’t even list off. They were so stressed out by it, that I ultimately told them to leave it to me because they didn’t deserve it. Then, my 3 little sisters thought that I’d do all their homework for them, because they too got a reasonable amount. I just wanted my little sisters and brothers to have fun, so I ended up easily quadrupling my homework amount by doing theirs for them because it’s just not fair for them to have that sickly insane result. All I know is that homework should be ban completely and I HATE HATE HATE HATE HATTTTEEEEE it!!!!

    March 1st, 2010 at 9:48 pm
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  74. shanteia:) says:

    homework sucks i hate it:(

    March 2nd, 2010 at 1:14 pm
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  75. bryanna;) says:

    I agree with what shanteia says!! Haha!!:)

    March 2nd, 2010 at 1:17 pm
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  76. shanteia:) says:

    thank u bryanna lol ha ha i hate this class;)

    March 2nd, 2010 at 1:19 pm
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  77. bryanna;) says:

    Me too Writing 500 words is hard!!

    March 2nd, 2010 at 1:21 pm
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  78. shanteia:) says:

    u got that right idk if iam doin it.the topics ar gay lol y ar we havin to write so many papers it sucks????????:(

    March 2nd, 2010 at 1:25 pm
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  79. bryanna;) says:

    Ithink she just is torcherin us she jealous she cant be us hehe;)

    March 2nd, 2010 at 1:27 pm
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  80. shanteia:) says:

    yep of u cuz ur so pretty not of me lol

    March 2nd, 2010 at 2:10 pm
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  81. bryanna;) says:

    No I am the ugly one UR R GORGEOUS

    March 2nd, 2010 at 2:11 pm
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  82. shanteia:) says:

    ha ha ha ha ha i h8 when he does that!!!!!!!!!!

    March 2nd, 2010 at 2:12 pm
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  83. shanteia:) says:

    nope u ar. man brysen gets on my bad side sometimes should i dump him lol

    March 2nd, 2010 at 2:14 pm
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  84. bryanna;) says:

    HE is just trying to grab stuff I would get annoyed too hehehehe 😉

    March 2nd, 2010 at 2:16 pm
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  85. shanteia:) says:

    ~ha ha ha ha ha* i h8 it and he’s not goin to grab anything he he he:)*he wishes he he he*~iam so so so so tried i wana go home i didnt go to sleep but 4 like 45 mins:(

    March 2nd, 2010 at 2:22 pm
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  86. bryanna;) says:

    HAHA I would want to sleep for the rest of the day not no 45 min.

    March 2nd, 2010 at 2:24 pm
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    yes fhuck u hw

    March 2nd, 2010 at 7:27 pm
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    i mean, i dont get it- y dont the teachers go fhuck themselves? it perfectly simple

    March 2nd, 2010 at 7:36 pm
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    they need to get a life or at least make theirs useful. maybe they can get a job fhucking papers with math problems on them

    March 2nd, 2010 at 7:37 pm
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    OOH maybe they can fhuck eachother and have some fhucking little children spluttering out math problems at every hour. imma 10th grader and im sick of this fhucking homerk

    March 2nd, 2010 at 7:39 pm
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  91. HOMEWORK HATER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! says:

    homework should be banned it sucks i think that the reason that most teens droop out of school is becouse of family problems and home work homework is bad.

    March 3rd, 2010 at 1:59 pm
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  92. anonomyous says:

    homework is so boring and is a waste of time becuz kids aleready do enough work at school and homework should be banned forever or at least teachers should give less homework

    March 5th, 2010 at 3:29 pm
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  93. anonomyous says:


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  94. Anonymous says:

    I know! I have about 3 hours per night on a school night and about5 hours per day on the weekend, and I’m only in 7th grade!

    March 7th, 2010 at 12:56 pm
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  95. Anonymous says:

    Next year they are making school longer for us – insted of 7hrs per day, we’ll have 8!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! uv gotta b kidin me!

    March 7th, 2010 at 1:00 pm
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  96. Anonymous says:

    There are so many good, valid points I could make on why homework is terrible and why it should be banned, but unfortunately, I have to go do my homework…maybe I’ll get lucky and have 5 hours of sleep tonight instead of 4…AP classes suck.

    March 9th, 2010 at 7:28 pm
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  97. somebody says:

    homework there is no point it suck and i got better things to be doing at home than study. i think that you should do revision the last year before gcse because they are important but any befor that is pointlass

    March 11th, 2010 at 4:17 am
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  98. HomeworkWasMadeByNazis says:


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  99. Anonymous says:

    here i am wasting the last day of my weekend writing nuclear power essays and writing about stupid novels. these days it seems that all of my spare time is wasted doing homework. SERIOUSLY HOMEWORK FUCK OFF I HATE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!

    March 13th, 2010 at 8:49 pm
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  100. whats the point? says:

    might as well just add 30 minutes on to school instead of making the kids do school work at home

    March 15th, 2010 at 2:19 pm
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  101. stressed out student says:

    Homework stresses me to death; school should be for learning while home should be for mental rejuvenation.
    if adults work 8 to 9 hours a day and dont usually bring home work from their job why cant we have the same amount of time to help us cope with the stresses of modern society pressing in on us while we are in our growth stages of our life. Instead of mentaly exhausting us let us be prepared with the mental strength and stability for school the next day.honestly is really that hard to adjust courses to fit an 8 hour day to teach students material in a balanced stress relieving format?

    March 29th, 2010 at 10:09 am
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  102. PsychMom says:

    That’s what we parents are asking for “stressed out student”. We don’t think you should work 12 hour days either.

    March 29th, 2010 at 11:19 am
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  103. Primmy says:

    I hate my classmates, but I hate homework more! Everyday it’s the same thing! “Homework due today”, “Homework due tomorrow”. Heck it’s even: “Homework over the Summer Holidays!”. It’s driving me crazy, I wish my school in Thailand would Ban homework because it’s giving me a headache!!!

    Teachers hardly do anything for us and yet their torturing us everyday with the worst word in the dictionary: HOMEWORK. I’ll do anything to not go to school, heck I’d do anything for homework to be Banned! I can’t take it anymore!!! I mean, I have more important things then this then to be sitting in front of textbooks and finding about Henry the Eight or Finding stupid pictures on the Internet for Art Class!, if it continues I think I might drop out from school!!! And I mean !!!!

    March 30th, 2010 at 8:46 am
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  104. stressed out student says:

    thanks phsych mom for support :),i appreciate any positive comments i can get from anyone.

    my sister is in 3rd grade and she is the brightest little girl ive ever seen, i know she has a great future,the issue comes in with homework, my sister averages about 2 to 3 hours of homework a night, my mom helps her all 3 hours until my sister is in tears from the stress.

    lets examine this unfair situation

    my mom taking time out of her busy life to help my sister

    my sister only a third grader having 3 hours of homework a night
    (my sister hates reading now ,go figure)

    all because material cant be taught in an eight our day

    March 30th, 2010 at 10:14 am
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  105. stressed out student says:

    id like to talk a little about me about me now

    I am a Freshman in highschool
    i got straight A’s till sixth grade when i began to develope deep stomach pain and an unkown anxiety.I began to hate school to death. their was days i was so anxious that i would have to call my parents to pick me up the minute i got to school.i finally homeschooled but to no avail i started getting behind in my homework on my online homeschooling,my stress level was so high i would punch my self at night and cry my eyes out
    till i fell asleep my parents brought me to a doctor and i was diagnosed with O.C.D(obsessive compulsive disorder)
    my mind was completely scrambeled with fears that the normal person would find completly unnescessary,NOW YOU MAY WONDER WHAT DOES THIS HAVE TO DO WITH HOMEWORK PLEASE KEEP READING.
    i finally straitened things out with the help of a phsychyotrist and proceded in to my freshmen year of highschool,things are still not the same as before ,bnut i manage,but homework is immense but after school with my disorder is worse .i need my time to rejuvenate from a day worth of bullies and work .i just cant do homework or i swear ill go insane i need 3 studie halls a day just to get homework done so now i am missing out on full educational potential .i need time especially after school to recharge so to speak my mind so i dont go crazy i am on so much medication i cant even tell you .the point of this story is “AND PEOPLE WONDER WHY THEIR IS SCHOOL SHOOTINGS”NOW DONT WORRY ABOUT ME I AM COMPLETELY SANE AND WOULD NEVER THINK OF DOING SUCH AN AWFUL THING ,I AM JUST MAKEING A POINT ABOUT MY VIEW OF STRESSED OUT STUDENTS AND THE LINK WITH HOMEWORK.
    i am trying to get good grades and am doinfg ok but stress and homework are hand in hand

    March 30th, 2010 at 10:35 am
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  106. stressed out student says:

    please no one misquote me

    March 30th, 2010 at 10:35 am
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  107. Anonymous says:

    homework should be banned it is a national revolutoin

    April 12th, 2010 at 7:59 am
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  108. Anonymous says:

    When I got into middle school, I learned how hard homework was. I was spending ALL my time on homework I had to wake up at 5:30 im the morning just to finish it. I feel like a wreck every day, because I can’t get enough sleep on the weekends. My life is becoming a wreck. I am nervous all the time and I feel sick alot. I can’t say the last time I have had a friend over on the weekends because I have been trying to sleep. Homework is unneccarssary. I am sorry for the mispelling, but I am tired. Hopefully over vacation I can relax and see a friend or two.

    April 14th, 2010 at 7:01 pm
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  109. Tyler says:

    Homework is gay. I am in all honors classes and I don’t do any homework at home. If I do not finish homework at school I just don’t do it. So now I’m getting pretty much straight c’s. When earlier in life I got straight a’s, but that was when we got about 10 minutes of homework each day. Now though, I am getting about 3 projects a week. My dad starting yelling at me about not turning homework in last year, and im starting to get really stressed about not getting good grades and my dad yelling at me. I wish that teachers had to do all the homework they gave to us, and see how stressed they would be. Homework has taken much away from my life, and I’m done with it. Also when will I use geomotry in my life. Oh nevermind I use it for algebra 2 then algebra 2 for trig then trig for calc, but will I use calc for????? Homework is bs. I get A’s on all my tests, but I get bad grades because homework. If I’m showing I know what I’m doing on a test, then why do I have to do homework? And all you people that are saying we are using bad grammar and spelling stfu it’s the Internet not a fucking formal letter

    April 15th, 2010 at 11:58 pm
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  110. Matthew says:

    im doing a speech about should kids get homework and my answer is NO but only grade 8 and under

    April 19th, 2010 at 5:51 pm
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  111. No balls says:

    Homework is so much fun! I enjoy coming home after 7 hours of school, laying down my bookbag, and taking all my books out only to do another 7 hours of school! Then, when I’m all done, I go to bed and dream about school for 10 hours! It’s amazing!

    April 26th, 2010 at 6:32 pm
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  112. Damnit Stress says:

    Homework are fucking sucky. It fuck fuck fuck and suck suck suck.

    April 28th, 2010 at 11:49 am
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  113. Paul says:

    i say yes,becaues i need my own time for friends & family!

    April 30th, 2010 at 2:35 pm
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  114. Anonymous says:

    I used to love going to primary school because we got to learn and everything but then we actually got a break now I go to high school and I bloody hate it cos ur whole day is spent on schoolwork from when you arrive to when u go to bed and I don’t get enough sleep cos I’m stressing about homework and I had to quit some of the sports I was doing because I didn’t have time to do them and my homework and then ppl wonder why so many kids are obese!!! I think that banning homework is a great idea cos even when schools put a time limit on how much u do they get all angry if u don’t get it. Done so u have to spend hours anyway so the time limit’s just a joke!!! Please please please ban homework it would make school and life soooooo much more fun

    May 1st, 2010 at 8:56 pm
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  115. Anonymous says:

    Arghhhh who cares about bloody ancient Palestine and Jesus I’m not even freaking religious home work is making me hate school!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 1st, 2010 at 9:03 pm
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  116. led zeppelin says:

    i hate doing homework but you can’t just ban it. i don’t really do the homework just study a bit when i need to. i cant be fucked most times but banning homework’s just stupid

    May 15th, 2010 at 6:22 am
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  117. kobe bryant says:


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  118. Abby says:

    I have taken a survey from some of my classmates in my homeroom and the data shows that we spend 11 hours and 30 minutes doing work related things and 2-3 hours doing things not related to work. This does not include studying for tests. We have at least 1 assessment/test/quiz ect. weekly. I have 1/6 of my spanish final on monday and my Math final (which my teacher grades EXTREMELY harsh on) on the same day. We only have 3 days now to study for these huge tests.(we were only notified about the math final today, thursday) Most people in my school agree that we all wouldn’t mind school if there was no homework. It also puts a lot of stress on me. I have been sick since January. It’s June and I haven’t fully recovered yet because of the absurd amount of homework.

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  119. Anonymous says:

    Homework is the downfall of many of my classes. Especially when that class is teached by a bitch who doesn’t help you and instead gives you attitude for no reason, out of the whole class. It kills my grades.

    June 13th, 2010 at 2:15 pm
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  120. Jessica says:

    I hate homework, it is killing me, hurting my head.
    ugh tests are borings to.

    July 18th, 2010 at 4:14 pm
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  121. samantha says:

    homework should be banned

    July 19th, 2010 at 7:52 pm
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  122. FR3SH says:

    homework causes great ammounts of stress to students. it also deminishes our social lives… How are we suposed to be sofisticated members of society and getting jobs if we get all this homework i’m thinking of making a potition who would join it?

    July 29th, 2010 at 11:48 pm
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  123. Nick says:

    Fuck Homework

    September 1st, 2010 at 1:00 am
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  124. Erin says:

    although i find homework can be stressful, i think that it also has its benefits. i am a middle school student myself and i beleive that homework is essencial because ussually u dont learn somethng the first tme it has been tought so u need to exercise it over a few times and it’s hard to fit everything we need to know in 6 and a half hours a day.

    September 25th, 2010 at 1:47 pm
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  125. Anonymous says:

    homework sucks assssss

    October 6th, 2010 at 11:26 am
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  126. Anonymous says:

    homework is bullshit

    October 25th, 2010 at 10:03 am
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  127. Anonymous says:

    homework can go to HELL!!!

    October 25th, 2010 at 10:09 am
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  128. Miserable Student says:

    Right now I don’t even care HOW beneficial homework may or may not be to students, because anything that makes them- and me at this moment- this freaking miserable should not be allowed. And no, it’s not because it’s lazy, its because WE’D LIKE TO ACTUALLY LEAVE SCHOOL ONCE IN A WHILE. I’d even be willing to have a longer day, even have shorter summer break, if we had no or very little homework!! Depression is an epidemic in this country and homework is causing it. Just go read Its Kind of a Funny Story. It’s fictional but it’s accurate.

    October 25th, 2010 at 7:23 pm
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  129. Miserable Student says:

    The bottom line is that I would be so much more okay with school if there was no homework. Homework is the #1 thing I don’t like about school, and I would be willing to spend more time there if homework wasn’t making the time I had outside of it so tainted!

    October 25th, 2010 at 7:27 pm
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  130. Ashley says:

    Hi i am 13 years old and i know people really dont care what i think but i have actually thought very hard about killing myself because of this i cry at night but dont let anyone know i have tried to kill myself more times than one but it hasnt worked. Tommorow we have 2 projects due on the same day when are we supposed to do them because we have homework always in 5 of the 7 classes everyday and then tests and quizzes to study for and reading logs i cant sleep so i cant concentrate and whenever i think about school i start to regret being born, what do i do?

    October 26th, 2010 at 6:51 pm
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  131. Sara Bennett says:

    Dear Ashley–

    What do you do? Please talk to your parents or another caring adult about your feelings. Or please take a look at the suicide hotline website,, and call the number for your state. You shouldn’t have to feel so alone. Or write to me privately and I’ll see if I can help you figure out some other ways of getting help. My email is


    October 26th, 2010 at 9:28 pm
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  132. FedUpMom says:

    Ashley, please, don’t hurt yourself. Ask someone for help. There are many people who post to this site who care about you, though we’ve never met you. Try to find someone you can talk to, and if you can, post back and let us know how you’re doing.

    And you should know that there are many people who are very concerned about the stress that our kids are experiencing and we are working to change the situation.

    Please take care of yourself. Your mental health is more important than school, more important than grades, more important than what college you might go to or how much money you might make. Depression is a terrible illness.

    I will be thinking of you. Don’t feel alone.

    October 26th, 2010 at 11:24 pm
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  133. PsychMom says:

    To Ashley:

    Lots of people on this site care about what you think…and writing about what you think can sometimes be really helpful when we don’t know how to solve a situation. Let us know how today went..we want to know.

    October 27th, 2010 at 7:55 am
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  134. CA Teacher says:

    I am divided three ways on this:

    As a former student, I don’t particularly like homework. I did, however accept it as a reality, and I did it – or I didn’t do it and just braved the consequences. I did not, however, rebel against it.

    As a teacher, I see the need for skills to be practiced outside of class – to give the student a chance to do this on their own. To that end I will say that homework is inevitable, and banning ALL of it is unlikely, and even undesirable. However, I agree that there is a problem with excessive homework, given out by teachers for various reasons: Some subjects are just difficult and require a lot of work. But then some teachers have a need to be known as a hard teacher (which people often mistakenly equate with being a good teacher) or, as others have said, they simply want to cover their asses in case admin check in on them.

    My own philosophy is “work smarter. not harder” – and I do assign homework myself. It isn’t daily, though, and basically I treat it for what it is – practice. I correct it for errors, but homework is not weighted heavily in the grade. The majority of the grade is based on formal assessments. Does this mean that some students won’t do it? Sure, but then some students don’t need as much practice. In the end, it isn’t a matter of how much ‘work’ they’ve done, it’s a matter of what they know, and what they can do.

    Lastly, as a parent of a toddler, I fear what my son is going to experience when he gets to middle school and high school. He will be expected to do far more than I ever was – and I’m not sure he will be the better for it. Yes, I want him to put in a good effort, and yes I want him to fare well academically. I do not want him to sacrifice the benefits of youth for the sake of performance paranoia. Understand that he will do homework, and I plan on being there to monitor that and even help him when necessary – but we will also need family time, and he will need time for himself, his interests and his friends – because the last thing I want is a high-performing robot with a messed-up sense of self because he didn’t get a childhood.

    October 29th, 2010 at 11:47 am
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  135. PsychMom says:

    To CA Teacher:

    Fifty years ago, kids were still subjected to corporal punishment in school. It was an accepted method of handling child behaviour. But it changed. Why did it change? I’m sure that there were teachers back in 1955, who were quite sure that whacking a kid would be an acceptable practice for as long as she was a teacher. But it changed.

    That’s why I cannot accept what you said….

    As a teacher, I see the need for skills to be practiced
    outside of class – to give the student a chance to do
    this on their own. To that end I will say that
    homework is inevitable, and banning ALL of it is
    unlikely, and even undesirable.

    There are lots of educators, and parents and millions of students who are saying homework is a useless waste of time. It damages family relationships, it deprives children of sleep, play and free time and has no bearing on how they do in school tomorrow, let alone 5 years down the road. It’s as damaging (see post above) as the strap was in some cases…

    It will change…and I hope it does for your toddler.

    October 29th, 2010 at 12:25 pm
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  136. Anonymous says:

    Here in Brazil,daily we get about 72 exercises to do from all subjects,now some of them(Phisics and math),take about 2 hours to do 24 exercises and they must be done with the internet on,because they are so hard to do,you would have to take even more classes if ou didn’t use the internet.
    I don’t hate homework,i just hate the fact you are given too much that in the end will flood your head and you won’t learn a thing and get stressed.

    October 30th, 2010 at 7:08 pm
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  137. Anonymous says:


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  138. momster4 says:

    There’s a difference between homework and studying, and I’m on board with banning rote homework. I don’t know if it’s the beginning of it, but we sure as hell need a REVOLUTION! We need to dump this antiquated system and rebuild from the ground up, realizing that it will always be in flux as our society, culture, and technology is, and that the system needs to adjust to it accordingly. There is one thing that seems to remain the same though: human development. Yet developmental appropriateness seems to be the last thing to be considered in all of what I’ve seen in my four kids’ public education!

    November 2nd, 2010 at 12:34 am
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  139. Anonymous says:

    I am in 8th grade, and my school *forces* us to play sports (never played any sports before, I suck and had to buy gear/etc) at the end of the day for an hour and a half, then they send us home with 3-4 hours worth of homework. Anyone agree that it’s just too much?

    November 2nd, 2010 at 9:53 pm
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  140. Madison says:


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  142. R says:

    I’m fine with homework. It’s extra practice at home to give teachers more time to teach at school and to reinforce lessons. But if you’re going to assign homework, then at least make it relevant! For goodness’s sake, teachers, please don’t assign more than 20 min. of the same stuff– especially when students have 5+ periods a day. I appreciate the concern teachers have for students, but pulling all-nighters while I’m already half asleep do not help. And if you assign something, then please, please check it. I BS my homework a lot. It makes me lazy.

    November 3rd, 2010 at 11:12 pm
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  143. Mas says:

    yes it shud be abolished

    November 4th, 2010 at 3:57 pm
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  144. Mas says:

    hmwk is poo

    November 4th, 2010 at 3:57 pm
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  145. Anonymous says:

    f….k hmwk

    November 4th, 2010 at 3:58 pm
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  146. A student says:

    Honestly, I hate some homework assignments with a passion and I enjoy doing some homework assignments that interest me, its all about if what interests me as a person, ive had huge homework assignments before which did not seem interesting or fun for me to do so i shut down and did the bare minimum and accepted the mediocre grade i received, i know i could have done better but i just didnt like the subject of the assignment and so i rebelled and did as little as possible just to get it done, while other subjects interest me soo much i actually go out of my way to learn more about it, like how i love to watch The Universe on the history channel and read books and articles on this, even though i didnt have to because it wasnt assigned to me from my school.

    November 7th, 2010 at 8:32 pm
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  147. Matt says:

    homework should be banned because after a long and tiring day at school you need some time by ur self, and around half of ur week is doing school work so ur always tired at school and then being yelled at for being tired, so me personaly think homework should be banned

    November 16th, 2010 at 2:43 am
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  148. Emma 5th grade says:

    For all you people who say that homework is killing you, why don’t you just say “I am tired of doing so much homework, and I can not get sleep!” to your teacher, if that fails and your teacher is mean say “you know what? I hate you AND homework!” and walk home if they just say like “I don’t care…” or something. If you have mean parents, then tell your parents you are under A LOT of stress. Maybe then we can help each other! 🙂

    November 17th, 2010 at 8:51 pm
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  149. Student says:

    Homework is soo stressfull it makes you want to give up on school. Im already giving up i dont even do homework anymore just copy of friends it makes me want to be a dropout

    November 18th, 2010 at 4:08 pm
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  150. Student says:

    Homework is soo stressfull it makes you want to give up on school. Im already giving up i dont even do homework anymore just copy of friends it makes me want to be a dropout.

    November 18th, 2010 at 4:20 pm
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  151. Anonymous says:

    I was doing 7 pages of homework a day for the past 3 days. 21 pages! I was working for over 3 hours a day.

    December 6th, 2010 at 12:26 pm
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  152. Anonymous says:

    I did 13 hours of homework in one day!BS

    December 6th, 2010 at 12:28 pm
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  153. Debater says:

    PLZ tell me how much homework you do in a day! For debate!

    December 6th, 2010 at 12:30 pm
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  154. Debater says:

    25 hrs in 1 week

    December 6th, 2010 at 12:54 pm
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  155. the real Debater says:

    Dude, tnks bt dnt uze my nme

    December 6th, 2010 at 12:55 pm
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  156. the real Debater says:

    The person who said more homework is needed because we spelled stuff wrong makes me****

    December 6th, 2010 at 3:37 pm
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  157. BOB says:

    BAN HOMEWORK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! llama

    December 9th, 2010 at 1:01 pm
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  158. Benjamin Yacos says:

    Ya know Homework Is such a fucking ripoff I had to be in jepordy trying to get a fucking hell awser on the fucking simester!

    December 14th, 2010 at 7:37 pm
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  159. Benjamin Yacos says:

    And It ripoffed all the time in the books fucking family with its like bringing all the fuck to home and that sucks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Infact I am starting to make a new link on my website FUCK YOU HOMEWORK! And I voued that whenever I get out this grade I’lll
    hurt whoever invented homework its terable!

    December 14th, 2010 at 7:39 pm
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  160. softball_luver says:

    Homework should not be banned, but lessend! I have at least 3 hours of homework a night! 30 minutes to an hour a night would be nice!!!

    January 9th, 2011 at 9:03 pm
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  161. Student Against Homework says:

    In my personal opinion homework is useless and couldn’t help people at all. it only stresses the living life out of students and make them pissed off all the time. and every year they are adding more pages to the books that already have a thousand pages which isn’t helping us at all home work is not helping anyone and should be banned before all students get depressed.

    January 31st, 2011 at 5:38 pm
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  162. Clint Bremner says:

    You only live once.
    Life is shorter than you think.
    So get educated but also have fun in your life.
    Bottom line School is for learning and home is for fun.
    Homework is a waste of our lives.
    BAN IT !!!… FULL STOP.

    February 7th, 2011 at 3:53 pm
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  163. Georgio says:

    The world is made up of two types of people.
    Those who love homework and those who hate it.

    Could those who love it stop telling us how good it is.
    Better still could they shove it up their own arses.


    February 7th, 2011 at 4:18 pm
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  164. overworked and underpaid says:

    Personally, I despise homework. I have netball and basketball everyday of the week, except one. On that day that I have to do my homework, it takes me about four hours to complete! (I’m seriously not exaggerating) Our school says 30 minutes a night is enough to finish our homework. But at the standard they require? No way.
    I don’t mind a little bit of homework, but the teachers give WAY too much. Is it an actual law or something for the teachers to give us homework? If I ever became a teacher, I’d never give my students homework. There’s way to much pressure for everything anyways…

    February 17th, 2011 at 2:50 am
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  165. Anonymous says:

    i hate homeworks nd i wnt dis f ucking sucking irritating and mind eating thing to just go to hell…!! y r they make poor children dead while dey r alive..!! oh gwd!!

    February 20th, 2011 at 7:15 am
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  166. Ana says:

    If homework really is a necessity I think schools need some kind of stricter rubric as for the actual content, competencies and demands for each homework so they are actually a productive work. (i.e. when you have to answer questions and answers from a book, don’t you think it’s a waste of time and energy to have to copy all the questions on looseleaf, rather than just your answers? I’ve wasted many, many hours of my life just copying by hand…) People complain about homework because, guess what geniuses, IT REALLY DOES WASTE YOUR TIME. There are so many homeworks that I feel like they were a total freaking waste of time, and I didn’t learn anything from them (or anything useful).

    Teachers should know well enough to give GOOD homeworks, not just ANY homework because they’re supposed to give it.

    February 20th, 2011 at 11:42 pm
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  167. Ana says:

    Ha, ha, reading this makes me realize all of the grammar mistakes I did, especially after all the people who complained about grammar errors in previous posts. But… honestly? Giving me more homework isn’t going to improve my writing as much as simply proofreading what I wrote before posting. Give me a break.

    February 20th, 2011 at 11:43 pm
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  168. Anonymous says:

    Homework is fucking shit and is uncool!!! 🙁 I just wish someone would stop homework foreverrr!!, cuzmy homework is so hard that i will die to stoppp!!! and of COURSE CHOPS AWAY MY TIME FROM THE COMPUTER AND PLAYSTATION SO BOO!!! HOMEWORK YOU STINK 20 RATE!!!!!!

    April 11th, 2011 at 11:11 pm
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  169. Anonymous says:

    HELLO WE HAVE SCHOOL WORK WHY DO WE HAVE TO DO ALL THIS STUPID JUNK AT HOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I HAVE HAD IT WITH HOMEWORK AND IF I FIND OUT WHO MADE HOMEWORK AND THINKS ITS A GOOD IDEA WELL BOO-HOO!!!!!

    April 11th, 2011 at 11:14 pm
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  173. Anonymous says:

    Homework is damaging the education school system and relationships between families because it’s not only long but crazy and HARD!!!!

    April 11th, 2011 at 11:21 pm
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  175. Anonymous says:

    Thanks to homework it made my mom strict and made my sister angry and made my life crap!!! Whoever thinks homework is good for you because it will help ou learn BOO-HOO BURN TO HELL!!

    April 11th, 2011 at 11:26 pm
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  176. Anonymous says:

    I know who invented homework Henry Hemlich

    April 11th, 2011 at 11:31 pm
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  177. Anonymous says:

    Everyone it’s not Henry Hemlich’s Fault don’t blame the innocent man who invented homework blame your teachers!!!!!!!!!

    April 11th, 2011 at 11:33 pm
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  178. Anonymous says:

    90% of it is busywork. Pure busywork. I learn more at home surfing the internet than I learn from homework, possibly even along with school. They say it reinforces learning, but it doesn’t. All we want to do is get our homework done so we can savor the precious 20 minutes. of free time we have. After that, we forget about all the things that we learn. And as soon as I get to school, happy homework is temporarily over, the teacher says “Alright, tomorrow we are having a test. Study hard.” No warnings or anythings. I’m exaggerating a little bit, but I’m trying to prove my point. So on top of our regular homework we have to make flash cards and study until 3 AM. Then, up at 6 to cram as much studying in before leaving for school behind heavy eyelids. Arrive, and fail the test because your brain isn’t working because of lack of sleep and REAL mental stimulation. People say that homework is mental stimulation, but it isn’t. Mental stimulation is things we choose to learn. All homework teaches us is that adults don’t care. There are a few that do (bless them), and are on our side in the debate against homework. Adults mean well. They want to watch us go off to good colleges, and want to see that neat line of A’s on our report cards. There is something satisfying about that to them, seeing that they have raised their children to be intelligent and hard working. In one respect, they have. But they never ask what we think about it, because they assume we feel the same satisfaction to know that our hard work on homework pays off. In a way, it is satisfying. But only for a few moments. Then we are thrown into the next quarter, where the pressure cooker turns right back on, perhaps hotter than ever. Suddenly that line of A’s and B’s means nothing. They’re just simple letters on a piece of paper meant to represent our intelligence, printed in ink and written formulaically Which is what they are. We won’t remember that report card in a few years. We’ll only remember the homework and tears, the way we stayed up all night doing a report on a famous composer we don’t even know the name of now. I’m writing this to all the adults that come across this website. Is this how you want us to remember our youth and childhood?

    April 30th, 2011 at 7:50 pm
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  179. getreal says:

    Homework isn’ t that bad. Those who say it is may need to find some balance in their life. Others may just have a bad teacher. I believe that homework should never be more than an hour, and honestly some kids probably spend more time watching pointless TV than that so it shouldn’t be interfering too much. And for those who say homework sucks, I have sympathy.

    May 18th, 2011 at 4:40 pm
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  180. you stupid people says:

    You people with gammar and spelling errors only have half a brain, but don’t worry, teachers will teach you 1+1=2 in high school

    June 5th, 2011 at 2:27 pm
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  181. you stupid people says:

    All you swearing people only have half a brain, too.

    June 5th, 2011 at 2:30 pm
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  182. Nostril says:

    it took a long time to ban corporal punishment in schools.
    it took a long time to ban forcing left handed kids to write with their right hand in schools.
    it took a long time to ban 1/2 day school on Saturday.

    It may still take some time to ban homework because the same unenlightened mindset of the pro corporal punishment and no lefthanders teachers and parents are still around.

    forcing kids to WORK at home while us adults relax is nothing short of modern child slavery.

    a visonary leader is required to stop this child abuse.
    ordinary people just dont get it.

    child centric?

    June 14th, 2011 at 2:55 pm
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  183. Wallace Garcia says:

    To be Honest what is the point of giving us homework when we already have school seriously homework is shit the only reason I go to school is because of p.e. because we don’t get any homework.

    June 16th, 2011 at 11:10 am
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  184. Anonymous says:

    I thought people pay good money for TEACHers to teach us, not for them to waste money on paper and force kids to learn at home.

    So many teachers say that we need to get outside more, but how can we when we have to stay inside getting a sore gluteus maximus doing homework!

    July 25th, 2011 at 5:12 am
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  185. Anonymous says:

    I absolutely hate Homework, most high school students have a job, so they find it hard to fit in homework, sport/recreational activities, sleep & a small amount of free time. School takes over our lives. They decide what we wear.

    Put an end to homework now.

    July 25th, 2011 at 5:19 am
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  186. Brad says:

    Since when to people “pay good money” for teachers to teach? Last I checked, public education was FREE (notwithstanding the minimal tax dollars that are collected, which definitely do not cover a teacher’s salary). On average, teachers get paid anywhere between 32,000-40,000/year, which if you divide it up between the number of hours per day they spend in the classroom only (and NOT including their own prep work time) and number of students per class, equals out to be about $3/hour.
    I am seeing LAZY written all over this last post. I played football, basketball, and baseball, worked 15 hours per week in high school, was an honor roll student and always did my homework and had plenty of free time for whatever I wanted to do on the weekends.
    Whoever told you all that life is fun and games and relaxation must live in some backwoods hippy compound. You need to WORK to have nice things in life, sometimes more than you get paid salary to do. If your laundry is piled up are you going to neglect it because “this is your time to relax”? The American society has turned into lazy complainers. Period.
    No, not all homework is meaningful or enjoyable, and maybe teachers should rethink the kind of homework they are sending home. But I do many things everyday that are a hassle and things that I don’t like because its a part of LIFE.

    July 26th, 2011 at 11:36 pm
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  187. ash awesome says:

    homework is a wast of our precious time i don’t give a cr@p about it it is just a pain in the @$$ we should have revolution

    August 29th, 2011 at 4:20 am
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  188. pineapple says:

    homework stinks lets burn it

    August 29th, 2011 at 4:22 am
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  189. jenni1234 says:

    I FREAKIN HATEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE HOMEWORK AND SCHOOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    September 5th, 2011 at 2:20 pm
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  190. pineapplejuice says:

    I wake up in the morning, trying not to fall asleep in the shower. I drag my sorry ass to school just to do a shitload of work. Then I go home, hoping to get a break and chill out from a long tough day at school, only to find I have a pile of homework waiting for me.

    I never ASKED to go to school. I never ASKED for homework, I never ASKED to learn stuff I’ll never use for the rest of my life…

    So why the hell do I have to do it.

    September 14th, 2011 at 7:27 pm
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  191. Silver says:

    .Why Homework Should Be Ended.


    # 1: Homework has little educational worth and adds nothing to the time spent in school. Some schools and some countries don’t bother with homework at all, and their results do not seem to suffer from it. Studies show that homework adds nothing to standardised test scores for primary/ elementary pupils. International comparisons of older students have found no positive relationship between the amount of homework set and average test scores. If anything, countries with more homework got worse results ! .

    #2 : Homework is almost always done when a child is already tired from a long day at school. As a result few students are at their best when they sit down in the evening to yet more work. Homework ends up being done in a hurry, by students fighting fatigue, and poor quality work is produced. Worse still, students who have been up late trying to finish off their homework, then come tired into school the next day, and so are less ready to learn. Really, what is the point? .

    #3: Setting homework does little to develop good study skills. It is hard to check whether the homework students produce is really their own. Some students have always copied off others or got their parents to help them. But today there is so much material available on the internet that teachers can never be sure. It would be better to have a mixture of activities in the classroom which help students to develop a whole range of skills, including independent learning.

    #4: Homework produces large amount of pointless work of little educational value, but marking it ties up much of teachers’ time. This leaves teachers tired and with little time to prepare more effective, inspiring lessons. The heavy workload also puts young graduates off becoming teachers, and so reduces the talent pool from which schools can recruit.

    #5: omework puts students off learning. Studies have shown that many children find doing homework very stressful, boring and tiring. Often teachers underestimate how long a task will take, or set an unrealistic deadline. Sometimes because a teacher has not explained something new well in class, the homework task is impossible. So children end up paying with their free time for the failings of their teachers. They also suffer punishments if work is done badly or late. After years of bad homework experiences, it is no wonder that many children come to dislike education and switch off, or drop out too early.

    #6: Homework takes a lot of time up. Being young is not just about doing school work. It should also about being physically active, exploring the environment through play, doing creative things like music and art, and playing a part in the community. The time spent doing homework could be used to get a part time job, do chores, and participate in sports. It is also important for young people to build bonds with others, especially family and friends. These activities are all much more productive than doing homework. Merely prolonging the school day does not improve knowledge acquisition, but it does prevent the student from doing all of the other things that a young person’s life is supposed to be about.

    #7: Homework is a class issue. In school everyone is equal, but at home some people have advantages because of their family background. Middle-class families with books and computers will be able to help their children much more than poorer ones can. This can mean working class children end up with worse grades and more punishments for undone or badly done homework. On the other hand pushy parents may even end up doing their kids’ homework for them – cheating. And homework is one of the most common causes of family arguments.

    #8: Homework is not given because it is neccesary for learning: Rather, it is given because it is a tradition. Teachers do not assign homework because a certain lesson is important enough to continue at home, they have already decided that children have to do something at home every night, and they decide later what that something should be. This results in less productive assignments that have very little, if any, educational value. Whether or not they need it, most children come home with a backpack full of homework.

    #9: Homework is given out far to much, often for no reason. Homework should only be assigned when a student does not finish their classwork, or when they must study for a test. Outside of these situations, homework is pointless work that often just puts kids off learning.

    October 4th, 2011 at 5:08 pm
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  192. Silver says:

    That is my reason to end homework. There is only one thing in the world that I hate. I dislike justin bieber songs, I dislike wars, but I hate homework.

    October 4th, 2011 at 5:11 pm
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  193. Anonymous says:

    It causes too much stress for the student! The students don’t even learn anything as most of the time homework consists of countless questions. And I believe that time outside of school is time for what the student wants to do.

    October 30th, 2011 at 1:03 am
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  194. 8th Grader says:

    what i have notice is that homework is no longer homework, in fact most my homework is a lesson we didn’t get done during class, Do you know how many times i didn’t get my homework done because i didn’t how to do it and the teacher says “you should have payed attention to the lesson” even though the homework was the lesson. I get homework in EVERY subject besides study hall totaling up to around 3-4 hours a night. And most of the homework is worksheet that we do the NEXT class. Also i barley have anytime to get my homework done, i have to get up at 5:30 am every day to get my stuff set up, eat breakfest, freshin up then i leave for school at 6:30 and i get there at 7:30 and im at school until 3:30 then i leave and i get home at 4:30 and i have to do chores which usually take around 45 mins and i eat dinner at 6:00 and eating dinner takes around a hour then i take a shower and that takes around 20 min and i finish at around 7:30 and i have only around 2 hours to get 4 hours of homework done. so i don’t have time. also homework counts as 50% of my grade so i have to do it but since i don’t have time, im failing 2 of my classes. and they blame me for it.

    October 30th, 2011 at 11:08 pm
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  195. Anonymous says:

    homework is ruining my life

    December 10th, 2011 at 10:33 am
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  196. Erica says:

    homework is really torture for me

    December 29th, 2011 at 9:50 pm
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  197. Copycat says:

    what i have notice is that homework is no longer homework, in fact most my homework is a lesson we didn’t get done during class, Do you know how many times i didn’t get my homework done because i didn’t how to do it and the teacher says “you should have payed attention to the lesson” even though the homework was the lesson. I get homework in EVERY subject besides study hall totaling up to around 3-4 hours a night. And most of the homework is worksheet that we do the NEXT class. Also i barley have anytime to get my homework done, i have to get up at 5:30 am every day to get my stuff set up, eat breakfest, freshin up then i leave for school at 6:30 and i get there at 7:30 and im at school until 3:30 then i leave and i get home at 4:30 and i have to do chores which usually take around 45 mins and i eat dinner at 6:00 and eating dinner takes around a hour then i take a shower and that takes around 20 min and i finish at around 7:30 and i have only around 2 hours to get 4 hours of homework done. so i don’t have time. also homework counts as 50% of my grade so i have to do it but since i don’t have time, im failing 2 of my classes. and they blame me for it.

    December 29th, 2011 at 10:29 pm
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  198. Anonymous says:

    I hate homework we have about 2,3 or 4 sets of homework a night usually for the next night and we don’t get much chance to just hang out with friends and have fun. Plus we are only Y7

    January 25th, 2012 at 12:44 pm
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  199. Anonymous says:

    Adults have screwed up our world so bad that they load us with all the stuff they wish they had learned so we can fix this world for them

    January 25th, 2012 at 12:52 pm
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  200. anonymous says:

    How does my school expect me to
    1. Do ALL THE HOMEWORK (~4 hours)
    2. Take a shower
    3. Do other activities
    4. Have a decent break and have a decent weekend (weekend homework ~5 hours)
    5.Be able to go to bed at a decent hour
    6. Get up early enough not to get detention

    And just to make matters worse I AM ONLY IN 7TH GRADE
    Let alone being able to have any fun in my life without being anxious or worried about something school related.
    Thank you for partially ruining my adolescent life (school that I go to)…

    February 9th, 2012 at 7:21 pm
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  201. Claudia C. (A student) says:

    Could I just say… I hate homework, but if we don’t have homework we will not learn responsibility, and we need to have extra practice. Get off your lazy asses and do the work, in fact, homework can bring families together you sons of bitches. Stop complaining and pull your head out of your ass. Sure, there are some teachers who throw out busy work and excessive assignments, but a ban on homework? What the fuck!? Aren’t we all adults?! The cunt who wrote this book is a dumbass! Get A Fucking Life.

    February 14th, 2012 at 5:09 pm
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  202. Meg says:

    I’m in middle school , all I wonder is why do we go to school all day … and then bring homework home ? WE JUST LEARNED IT . Do we really need piles of homework when we just learned it in class that day ? Doesnt make sense .

    February 27th, 2012 at 9:11 pm
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  203. bruce says:

    homework sucks and black ops is the best

    March 5th, 2012 at 10:02 am
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  204. Anonymous says:

    Homework Is Terrible. I can’t even spend some time with my family.I have Like 10 pages of homework a day.I can’t even rest on weekends.In the vacation we also get tons of homework like how to make wooden . Wheel.When. I am I gonna need to make that! I hope homework gets banned now and forever

    March 5th, 2012 at 2:26 pm
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  205. poop says:

    homework is torture!!! technically homework should be banned since it’s given to us against out will, which is slavery, which is illegal

    March 6th, 2012 at 8:15 pm
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  206. Dahlia - Gr.10 says:

    It’s a Sunday. I’ve just started to do my homework. Then I realize how much I actually have. I have to write a paragraph about me in French-with proper conjugated imperfect verbs, a project in math, an essay in English, and essay in History, and a powerpoint about my childhood in French. If I did all the homework assigned to me everynight, I would be up until 11 at night. I need to relax at home after a 7 hour day at school. I need time to eat, and shower, and organize. There are, beleive it or not, things I want to do when I get home. I can’t take running around like a maniac all the time trying to get my homework done just to please my teachers for 5 seconds before they hand out more. On weekends my family likes to go places, I have laundry, and usually try to get my room clean before I mess it up the following week. It’s impossible to enjoy my weekends with all this homework hanging over me, I was not made to be under so much constant stress and extreme sleep loss. There’s no time to catch up and take a breather. I’m tired of teacher’s BS about school and homework. I don’t want to be a lawyer, or doctor, or executive. I want to do something I enjoy, like art or music or design. How can I build a life I’LL enjoy when I have no time??

    March 25th, 2012 at 3:28 pm
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  207. Bishop Alexander says:

    Homework is the bane of kid’s lives. When they come home, they want to have FUN. Not to do stupid homework. Homework is sent on vacation as well, which wrongfully deducts 50% of their time for itself. Vacation is a time to be unrestrained, not restrained by homework. But schools do not care what the children want. They only care about the wants of adults. Homework disregards the rights of children. Ban it. NOW.

    March 30th, 2012 at 11:15 am
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  208. Compassion core says:

    I’m writing a report on how homework should be banned

    Good Grammar FTW

    April 18th, 2012 at 2:20 pm
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  209. Compassion core says:

    I hate my homework, it’s terribly boring.

    Good Grammar FTW

    April 18th, 2012 at 2:24 pm
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  210. Compassion core says:

    I’m an android, by the way ^,^

    Good Grammar FTW

    April 18th, 2012 at 2:25 pm
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  211. Bleh says:

    I’ve never considered homework an essential part of our lives.
    YOU GET 5 freaking days, and 7 HOURS to teach us all that homework “does”. Teachers get enough time to cover all these things in the CLASSroom and we shouldn’t be having to do ANYTHING at home. It puts stress on us, and then the teachers COMPLAIN that some didn’t do our homework when we were tired from yesterday’s school day already.
    It’s ridiculous and i’m sick of it. screw homework. Ban it for all i care. -_-; frikken a$$holes..

    April 18th, 2012 at 7:01 pm
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  212. Tiffanu says:

    I agree that homework should be banned, I am a student, and I find it difficult to finish my homework in 1 hour, this is because, I join 3 different sports club Netball, Swimming and Little Athletics, and I would go to my training or whatever and play/train for 2 hours, come home and have dinner and a shower and it would be 9:00 at night and I would have to stay up doing 3 HARD homework and having it due the next day, I want some free times on school days too, We work 6 hours or more at school to achieve in life or some people fail 😛
    Haha, but I totally agree. Homework shouldn’t just be banned in several countries, we have to listen to the teacher all day yes we have recess/break but thats less than an hour and we go back to work again, haha very funny, NOT! IT SHOULD BE BANNED ALL OVER THE WORLD

    May 1st, 2012 at 12:51 am
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  213. Anonymous says:

    hell yes!!!!

    June 12th, 2012 at 10:40 pm
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  214. thedevilsadvocate says:

    Well, in response to “Bleh” and “Tiffanu”, I can see where their arguments are coming from. I understand that life may be tough with homework. I too am a student. I am currently studying medicine at Johns Hopkins University. Believe it or not, work after high school is far more time consuming and stressful, and your teachers are actually preparing you for the workload. In college, one has minimal influence over their assignment. A professor will not tell you if you are not doing any assignments, nor will he/she care if you are tired from the previous day’s classes. Your professors will not baby you. They will simply fail or pass you. And trust me, when I went to undergrad, my professors did not have time to go over all that was on the final exam. In college, the courses are so in-depth, the only way one can pass is if they do the extra assignments. Despite what you may think, the “stress” you are under now is nothing compared to what you will face if homework is banned (less practice and experience with material, less detail in which the assignment is reviewed, no way to indicate extra practice or help). Banning homework is probably one of the silliest and most detrimental actions that can be taken against today’s students

    June 13th, 2012 at 8:19 am
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  215. PsychMom says:

    Ah, the devilsadvocate is music to a teacher’s ears. As a parent who would like to see the end of homework, I certainly would never keep a student like you from it. Go for it. Fill your boots, you obviously love it. And being a doctor in training, you do need to work like that.

    But, kindergarten children do not. No one under the age of 12 needs to work like that. Children are not small adults and they do not need to get used to working like adults. They need to be children. If you had been my son at age 16 or 17, I would not have allowed you to do hours and hour of homework at the expense of a social life and healthy balanced life habits.
    The purpose of life is not only to slave at work and I am not interested in training my child to push everything else aside for the sake of work. I did it…it was a mistake that I didn’t recognize until I was 40.

    June 13th, 2012 at 6:31 pm
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  216. thedevilsadvocate says:

    Alright, I have several questions regarding your stated arguments. “… music to a teacher’s ears”? Really? I have two questions about that. 1- Wouldn’t teachers be against the idea of mindless homework? Considering they have to take the time to assign, collect, grade, record, and handback 30+ assignments? Doesn’t sound like music to me… 2- Even if that were true, wouldn’t you trust those who teach and prepare your children for college? If you don’t trust them, aren’t you in a bit of a bind?
    Second, if you want to see the end of homework, wouldn’t you want to see me stop doing it? Isn’t that the nature of stopping homework? Or did you just say that you want to ban homework only for those who refuse to do it. Also, a student like me? What is a student like me? One who works hard and succeeds? I find it very unnerving that we are now categorizing me and my lifestyle based on my academic endeavors. I obviously love it? How is that obvious? Does every body builder love spinach? No, it just helps, we do it because it works. Just because I shut up and worked does not mean that I love it. Homework was hard on me, and I did not like it. But I took my medicine.
    “…work like that”? No student under 12 should have to work like that? Ok, I highly doubt that a 12 year old is spending 10+ hours on homework per night. No 12 year old can physically and consistently work for 20+ hours. I think you are over exaggerating a bit. That statement aside, I would like to explain the purpose behind homework, which I do believe I posted earlier on this site. From the day a child is born, they begin making habits. There are a number of ways to create habit. One of which is repetition. The purpose of homework in primary school is to create the habit of work. If that habit does not occur, a child’s higher education suffers because that habit of work after school is non-existent. I am sure as a parent that you would rather see your child suffer very little now (elementary and middle school) versus suffering much more later (college and beyond).
    If you had been my mother at 16 or 17? The primary this is, you weren’t. So you do not understand two things that defined my teenage years. 1- I did not lose social skills nor healthy lifestyle habits. I ran a marathon when I was a Junior in high school. I also maintained a healthy relationship throughout high school and college. 2- I was driven. My mom understood that I wanted to be a doctor more than anything, so she let me work.
    You say you are not prepared to let your child push away everything for the sake of work. My question is… what else is there? What could be so important to your children that It means compromising their future for it? I pushed away everything in high school that I wouldn’t use in the future. That list is very short: entertainment. I still had time to see my friends once in a while. I maintained healthy relationships with my family and friends. I stayed very physically fit. I gave up: video games and TV. Not a bad trade.
    To say that I love homework and hate children’s free time is completely absurd, if you chose to take it that way. I respect what homework was designed to do, and I feel that a small portion (2-3 hours) of homework is not a bad thing like everyone seems to believe.

    June 18th, 2012 at 12:11 pm
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  217. PsychMom says:

    First, thank you for taking the time to respond. My perspective on schooling is different from yours probably because I’m a parent. In my 20’s after 7 years of university, I had your perspective. But things change. No, I do not implicity trust teachers to prepare my child for college because I do not see that as their role. Some educators believe that college begins in Kindergarten…I very much do not support that view. And yes, I am in a terrific bind, because it’s pretty much accepted in North America that the only sign of success after 12 years of public schooling is entrance into a college or university. What about teaching a love of learning? What about teaching life skills? What about the arts? What about teachers being resources instead of controllers of behaviour?

    You are studying medicine and you have clear career goals for yourself. But not everyone is going to be a doctor. Not everyone is going to college. The expectation that everyone do hours of academic study in preparation for college is unrealistic. Repetition and regurgitation are one way to learn, but not the only way. It demotivates a significant proportion of youths who end up dropping out. They were entitled to some sort of benefit from school too, but because they are not interested in being college professors, they have no place in school. If the purpose of school was to prepare people for life, and all its aspects, not just academics, I submit we’d have less unemployment and a better prepared population.

    The studies done on homework, by the way, indicate that it has no effect on achievement in the younger grades and only a small correlation with achievement on tests in the high school years. Harris Cooper and Alfie Kohn are the resources for that data, as both have either conducted meta analyses, or reviewed them. And as to it being a habit to be cultivated….I can think of other ways to instill self discipline that are more relevant.

    “My question is… what else is there? What could be so important to your children that It means compromising their future for it?”

    So if I don’t train my child to do homework, she’ll amount to nothing? Heard that before, mostly from some teachers on this site. We have seen a teacher say once that children need to learn to do things even if they don’t make any sense. What? The impression I’m left with is that obedience is what needs to be instilled in order to be successful, and I simply don’t agree. Homework serves no useful purpose and is a worn out habit from the industrial age that we just can’t seem to let go of.

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  218. thedevilsadvocate says:

    I understand that you are a parent, yet I fail to see how that changes one’s opinion on education. My parents share my opinion on homework, and so do almost every parent I’ve spoken to (uncles, aunts, friends, friends’ parents, fellow students, professors, doctors, and nurses). No one sees it as a threat to the lives of their children. In fact, these people all push their children for success, and all of their children are happy.

    You don’t trust teachers to prepare your children for college? So then what are they there for? At the end of the day, they are the driving force of your children’s education. So then what do you see as their role? I fail to see exactly what educators are other than the engines of education. Once again, I think you are over-exaggerating. I’m sure no teacher feels that a college education begins at the kindergarten level. What teachers do feel is the habit of hard work should begin as soon as the child starts school. Hard work is not the same as college. Hard work is much more useful and is the best life lesson one can get from school.

    You mention the love of learning and life skills being diminished by homework. What about hard work? I have learned that when you find what you love to do, pursue it. But until then, the most helpful thing you can do is work hard. As a current student, I must say that hard work is definitely far more helpful both in and out of school than anything else; homework reinforces hard work. Why do you think homework exists? It helps reinforce information as well as creating a mindset of hard work that is extremely valuable whether one goes to college or not.

    I am not expecting those who do not wish to pursue medicine or other advanced fields to spend hours upon hours on academic study, but I don’t feel that those students should have no academic requirements at all. How is that helping them? I put extra work on myself to be where I am. Just because you do not want to have an advanced degree does not mean that you are not required to do any work. Hard work, as most educators and psychologists would agree, is easily the most important life skill one can have. Without it, no one would go anywhere. And what cultivates that hard work? Dreaded homework.

    As for your mentioned studies, you said that there is only a small correlation between homework in younger grades and success in high school. Yet my main argument was that the homework showed the most correlation in college. Yet this study failed to mention anything about that… Interesting…

    And on to your last paragraph. The real threat is not that your child will not do homework, but that your child will not be prepared to work hard in college or at a job. Not your child specifically, of course. And the teacher telling students to learn things that don’t make sense? Yeah, because children never learn anything new. If a child were to learn a new math concept, of course it wouldn’t make any sense to him/her.
    Also, you mentioned that it seems to you that students must be obedient in order to be successful. Interesting. Don’t your children have to be obedient to you in order to have a peaceful family time? But then again, are we mistaking trust for obedience. I think we are. You feel that our children must be “obedient” to the rules in order to be successful. Maybe it’s that our children must trust educators to obtain success…

    And since you ended with a simple mission statement, I guess I will as well:

    Homework is a simple daily assignment that is assigned to reinforce learned material and to instill efficient work habits. This “revolution” is a silly game in which the creators are acting as “homework heros” trying to gain popularity with (philosophically) nearsighted kids and parents who cringe at the thought of hard work and accomplishment. The idea of their children doing work after class somehow bothers them, and they feel that a little work now is just a waste of time. These people look down on the world’s idea of success, and feel as if they deserve less work than everyone else for whatever reason. Maybe we should work harder and do our homework (pun intended). Maybe then we can try to handle our little homework dilemma.

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  219. PsychMom says:

    In your postings, thedevilsadvocate, you make the case for work being the most important thing in life. If indeed the work is fulfilling and you are doing what you love, yes work can account for a significant proportion of happiness. But not all.

    But you are indicating that learning to work is also the mainstay of childhood and that the only way one could possibly learn to work hard is by applying one’s self in school. To me this is a very limited view of children. Children are so much more than school pupils. There are millions of children who are homeschooled, or who never attend formal education of any kind and they somehow learn how to work.

    I know there are many people who don’t give homework and the lives of children a second thought….it’s a natural thing to them that children go to school and they do homework. That’s the way it’s always been and they see no reason for it to change.

    But there are many parents who question what goes on in their childrens’ schools.. When I’m confronted with things that don’t make sense, like extra school work at home for 7 and 8 year olds, I look for sense. So far I haven’t found any. Moreover, I would prefer my child learn to question everything as well. It will take her much further in life than compliance and obedience will. If we never strive for something different we will never have anything different.

    Our two camps will exist a while longer….I know many parents who believe in the value of homework. Their children don’t seem any different from mine, who doesn’t do any. I guess we’ll just have to see what happens in the end.

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  220. thedevilsadvocate says:

    Where in my postings did I say the most important thing in life is work? I said that the. hard work is the most Important thing one can learn in school. Everyone I went to college and medical school with would agree… Hard work is the most important thing students can learn in school. Please don’t take my ideas out of context. Thanks.

    In your next statement, you again take my ideas and statements out of context. I never said that work is or should be a mainstay of childhood. I simply argue that your ideal that children must not do any work beyond the required school hours is extremely detrimental to our children, far more than an hour of homework a night. And that hour of homework (or in many cases, less) does not turn children from fun-loving, curious kids into stressed-out miniature adults. Again, I think you are over exaggerating.

    “millions of children are homeschooled, or who never attend formal education of any kind and somehow they learn how to work.” Alright, I have several issues with this quote. First off, of course millions of children are homeschooled, meaning that homework is required (hence the word “home” in both words). I think you are missing the fact that homeschooled children actually have to follow a standard course of study set by the state, and must take a state issued exam to continue to the next level. These children often times get more work than our public schools give. (my source: my roommate at Stanford was homeschooled for 7 years). My second problem is, naturally, the second part of that statement. Children who do not attend formal education… You do realize that it is illegal to not send your children to school in most westernized countries, right? And even homeschooling parents must contact their county school board in order to homeschool their children. And in the countries and without these laws: there are no child labor laws, so children still learn hard work.

    It’s interesting that you mention sense. It seems to make sense to me that our schools encourage and cultivate a mindset of hard work to achieve success. The reason we have our 7-8 year old children do a small bit of work after school hours is to help create that mindset. Once again, you are mistaking obedience for trust. I am all for questioning authority, it has gotten me in trouble on several occasions. But I have one question for you. You said a couple of posts ago that you followed authority and ended up regretting it. So then how do you know disobedience takes one farther than trusting a proven system if you have not experienced it first hand? Were you lying? Or are you trusting outside, unknown sources that tell you that trying to defy a good system means something?

    Again, mission statements…

    My previous closing statement holds true. Again we are just seeing people masquerading as heros, corralling support of people looking for a quick solution. These people just refuse to accept that there is a reason for homework and school. You say that you see no difference between your child and those who do homework. You are a perfect example of the above category. You see no immediate problems with not doing homework, do you just assume that it is a waste.

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  221. PsychMom says:

    Believe me, I wish there was a quick solution to the many problems families experience with homework.

    As I said at the end of my last post, we’ll have to agree to disagree.

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  222. patriot says:

    I must say that I completely agree with “thedevilsadvocate”. I am a 23 year old student at MIT, on my way to getting my PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and let me say that college would have been a living hell if I had not been so studious in my high school years. High school is a stepping-stone into college; if it is not properly utilized, I can say without a doubt that a student will not be as successful as they would have been if they had chosen to make the most out of their high school career. I know that they long hours may seem like a lot but we must remember that this is what the real world is going to be like. Would you like your child to be living in a fantasy world and then be in for a cruel awakening once they enter college? Also, once they get a job, they will be under constant pressure to meet certain deadlines and sometime all-nighters will be the only way that they can successfully meet these dates. This is exactly what schoolwork teaches children – how to complete a task in a timely manner and then submit it when it is due. This is a skill that can’t be enforced, though. Repetition is key and that is what our school system currently provides us. Maybe we should also look to other countries where our jobs are getting outsourced to. Why don’t we have jobs anymore and they do? That is because of their rigorous school curriculum that enforces vital skills in them that, apparently, we want to get rid of.

    June 20th, 2012 at 11:17 pm
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  223. thedevilsadvocate says:

    In response to “psychmom”,
    Such as? No family that I have ever encountered has ever had family trouble arising from homework. Also, what is the point of a quick solution if it makes things worse in the future. I would compare banning homework to a smoking addiction. At first you experience an initial wave of relief. But five to ten years from now, you and everyone around you will agree it is the worst thing you have ever done. Why would you ruin the lives of this and the next generation? 

    I understand that you wish to agree to disagree, but you are advocating for an action that I fundamentally oppose, and I intend on fighting it. Thank you for taking the time to respond.

    To “patriot”,
    Thank you! You covered what I have been trying to say perfectly.

    June 21st, 2012 at 3:02 pm
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  224. thedevilsadvocate says:

    Well “Psychmom”, I am waiting anxiously and am very interested in hearing your explanation about how exactly homework tears families apart…. And I wish, for anyone else who is willing, to please tell me why banning homework is such an important thing to do.

    June 24th, 2012 at 2:45 pm
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  225. HomeworkBlues says:

    thedevil’sadvocate writes: “I think you are missing the fact that homeschooled children actually have to follow a standard course of study set by the state and must take a state issued exam to continue to the next level….”

    Completely incorrect. Remember that homeschool laws vary by state. Perhaps your Stanford friend had this experience but the statement is largely false and misleading. In my state, we did not “have to follow a standard course of study set by the state.” All that my state required for me to begin was to submit an NOI (Notice of Intent) where I spelled out our goals and mission for the year.

    You continue: ” must take a state issued exam to continue to the next level.” Yes, there was a test at the conclusion of our sabbatical but it was a test of our choosing and not necessarily a state issued exam. We could have done the SAT if we chose. Instead I submitted test results of a selective magnet high school my daughter was accepted into. I also had the option of a portfolio in lieu of a test.

    That said, our homeschool program was far more intense and conceptual than anything my daughter would have gotten in school. For one year, we chucked the “rigor” and compliance for some real learning, imagination, joy, creativity and knowledge. Hard work? You bet! But I didn’t have to hit her relentlessly over the head with it and she didn’t have to sacrifice sleep for learning.

    With our shoestring budget, I was able to accomplish so much more than the school, with its infinitely greater resources and cash. And we learned a valuable lesson. We were able to do twice as much in half the time.

    Without busy work that gobbled up every single afternoon, evening, weekends and holidays, we freed up countless hours for play, reading, discussions, hikes, culture and more and more and more learning. If only I could have recouped my public school tax dollars. Because I wound up paying twice.

    June 25th, 2012 at 10:41 pm
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  226. thedevilsadvocate says:

    Interesting. First off, thank you for replying! I was getting worried that no one would respond. My roommate from Stanford was brought up in Georgia. I actually did a bit of research and found some very interesting material. I would like my findings to be said for me by the following sources:
    (click on the “Home Schooling as an Alternative to Public School Education” tab)

    The above sources basically say that standardized testing similar to that given in school is issued, by law, to all homeschoolers. I also find it interesting that my statement is “largely false and misleading” based on the argument that your one state did not enforce it. Almost every, if not every state in the US has some sort of Compulsory Education act, requiring that children under the age of 16 must receive an education either by the state, or by an institution that has the necessary facilities to be considered a school, that provides equal education. Here is an excerpt from an article regarding legislation for most states:

    “Once a home school is considered by state statute or CASE LAW to be a school, it must comply with regulations to insure that students taught at home have an equivalent education. First, many states require parents to notify appropriate authorities, often the local school superintendent, of their intention to instruct their children at home. At this point, some states also make it mandatory for parents to obtain approval from designated local officials of the content of their curriculum and other aspects of how they will teach before they begin instructing their children. Some home school parents have gone to court claiming these officials are not objective in assessing home school programs because public school funding is often determined by the number of students enrolled. The courts have rejected these claims because of the difficulty in proving school officials’ BIAS caused their negative decisions and the deference courts give to decisions of administrative officials.
    The second requirement home schools face is that they must meet the time or durational requirements as well as at a minimum for their curriculum teach a list of designated subjects. They must do so according to the standards applied to public schools or by those required of home schools.
    Third, a number of states require the parent to be certified as a teacher. When parents home school for religious reasons and challenge such laws in court as interfering with their religious practices, the courts have decided to uphold such laws. The courts side with the state officials because they believe the interest of the state in education outweighs the burden on religious practices. The courts contend that if parents do not meet the certification requirements public school teachers are subject to, they are unable to meet the burden of proof of showing they are able to provide an equivalent education as required by state law and regulation.
    Fourth, state regulations often require the progress of the students instructed at home to be measured by standardized tests that are widely recognized as valid indicators. The tests must be taken at designated times in the student’s studies. In some jurisdictions, the parents must maintain a portfolio of their children’s work that is evaluated by state certified teachers.
    In addition to these requirements, home schools are subject in some states to visits by state officials to assess the quality of the instruction. This practice is considered permissible by the courts so long as the visits do not hinder parents’ efforts to instruct and that these appearances do not occur often. If parents do not wish to consent to these visits, they are given in some jurisdictions the option of going to court to convince a judge an equivalent education is being given”

    I know this is a very long excerpt, and I apologize, but this outlines the homeschooling practices and regulation in most states. Maybe not yours. But most. And as a side note, the SAT is not a state given test. In fact, its not even nationally administered. It is administered by a private company: the Collegeboard. It is not a required test. My friend got into Princeton without it.

    You see, your last three paragraphs bring up a very interesting point. If it works so well, why doesn’t everyone do it? More education, more free time, less stress… everything is fine and dandy. But not everyone can afford the money or time to educate a child at home. I understand that it worked very well for you, but it may not work for everyone else. And not everyone can homeschool their child. You had the time and the apparent compliance to allow for your child to become ready for future challenges.

    But unfortunately, our public, and even private, schools do not have the time or compliance to achieve what you did. Kudos. Once again, just because it worked for you, doesn’t mean that it will miraculously fix every education problem.

    Once again, on a side note, I do appreciate your post, and I am glad to see someone challenge my statements. Truly. But I am hesitant to say that this is connected to the topic which was at hand (banning homework). I saw no statements about that. When you (hopefully) reply, I am eager to find out how your above post ties into banning homework for every single student. Thanks!

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  228. AnnoyingTeacher says:

    your homework is to go and do 10 hours of finding about Isaac newton and type in your own words on a word document and the deadline is tomorrow

    September 23rd, 2012 at 6:57 am
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  229. AnnoyingTeacher says:

    mwehehehehehe now watch those children suffer

    September 23rd, 2012 at 7:00 am
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    see what i mean in reply to AnnoyingTeacher

    September 23rd, 2012 at 7:03 am
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  231. the best parents in the world says:

    as your parents we have both decided to forbid you doing homework and that homework is forbidden in this house

    September 23rd, 2012 at 7:10 am
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  232. Dude says:

    I hate homework. But I do believe the issue is not homework, but time. If teachers don’t have the time to teach something, then Voila! Homework. We need a longer school day (this coming from a kid, mind you) and perhaps a “homework hall”. The problem is that homework is only review in one or two classes. In most of them, however, it’s just lessons that never got taught.

    September 28th, 2012 at 6:48 pm
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  233. Dudey says:


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  234. Brandon. K says:

    I died doing homework.

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  235. rose says:

    Here is my personal opinion. I am in 11th grade. Don’t you feel like it’s an issue that you wake up at 5:30 and get ready for school and it starts at 7:30 then you are there for 7 hours then you go home and shower and do more homework and study and most of the time not eat dinner and go to bed whipped out at 9 because we are supposed to get “9 hours of sleep” says the school and you’re so tired from doing so much work and homework just becomes your whole life and you can’t ever do anything else because it takes up a shit load of time. preparing us for jobs? last time I checked I don’t see my mom bringing home worksheets or joe bring home worksheets. last time I checked, homework doesn’t improve shit. it’s a known fact. scientists have studies that prove the amount of homework they give to students in this day and age has never been so much and it’s unnecessary. Students get sleep deprived and I know some kids who don’t eat dinner with their families anymore because they do homework and by the time they’re done they go to bed because it’s about 2-3am. What makes it worse is our school district is a mega try hard. We have the highest school average gpa’s in the US. top 100. Forcing your students to do homework and then yelling at them when they don’t for 1 time a marking period pisses everyone the fuck off. My parents say how I’m always in my room doing homework but haven’t ever tried speaking out. So here I am, homework should be an option. I understand studying, but that is optional. Homework is just a waste of time and stressful to about 99.9% of students no matter what grade.

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  236. ithinkso says:

    I hope so Im 7th grade got enough on my fucking plate

    January 23rd, 2013 at 11:48 pm
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  237. ithinkso says:

    I hope so Im 7th grade got enough on my fucking plate don’t need anything more FUCK

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  238. Evan E. says:

    I HATE HOMEWORK!!!!!! It is a waste of time and a lot of kids(like myself) have after school activities so i get stressed out and sometimes i just wanna rip it up becuz its so annoying!!! i want homework to go away

    January 30th, 2013 at 7:06 pm
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  239. Anonymous says:

    As a high school freshman (ninth grader) I can only say I hope so. I spend hours on homework I struggle to stay focused on each night, rarely remember anything I did in the morning, and end up in a constant rush to get everything done and still have time to do things I enjoy as a means of decompressing. Homework has done naught more than make me feel like an idiot and cause my grades to lower when I had to skip an assignment to save my sanity. I have actually self harmed while attempting to get homework done due to my massive drop in self esteem and mood. And what have I gained from it? Nothing I couldn’t have gained in class. In class a teacher can help a student who doesn’t understand what to do. At home there isn’t much a student can do to help themselves if the assignment is based on something specific to the teacher that the Internet couldn’t help with. I feel completely cheated because I’m expected to “get homework done before anything else” but also to be cheery and pleasant to everyone all the time. It’s simply not possible for someone as easily stressed out as me. Homework has not done anything to help me before, and I can’t see that it will anytime soon. The workload gets greater and the classes harder each year, which is a deadly combination when we’re talking about emotionally unstable teens who rely on a social life simply to get through each day. If I can’t see my friends for a long period of time I fall into a state of misery until I can talk to them or see them in person again. Homework is only making this something that happens more frequently. Not to mention I’m terrified of missing a day because then I have a completely unreasonable amount of work to get caught up on, even if I missed the class and don’t understand any of what was assigned. It’s abusive and emotionally damaging.

    February 4th, 2013 at 3:51 pm
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  240. state of depression says:

    Anon 239 is like me. I went to school with a cold for 3 weeks (and still I have it). I have ADHD, although medication shows my true intelligence. At home it wears off shortly after, and my teachers all say I’m capable. Being fairly shy/quiet, i only have a few good friends, so unlike Anon., I have no escape. To help explain my pain, a quote from a song (Tears for Fears). “And I find it kind of funny, I find it kind of sad. The dreams in which I’m dying are the best I’ve ever had.” I need it to end.

    February 5th, 2013 at 10:18 pm
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  241. hanif says:

    i very like homework

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  242. Wendell says:


    Im sorry, but homework is stupid. Im in high school, im not going to do that fucking shit.

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  243. ptatoes are potato-y says:

    homework is a test of how well you paye attention in school so homwerk is nessarsary but i believe that is should but limmited to only a few worksheets a night.
    i am right now struggling through about 4hours of homework. and its all due tomarrow. fml

    April 2nd, 2013 at 9:15 pm
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  244. nourdin says:

    i get homework in the vacation

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  245. Anonymous says:

    homework is a waste of life

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  246. Marisol says:

    I am a certified elementary school teacher and a mom. Trying to get my colleagues to assign meaningful homework is pretty much a lost cause, so I say ban it. My daughter came home with spelling homework. She was supposed to find 20 words in magazines and cut them out. What’s worse is that she already knows how to spell all of them. Maybe the teacher should do the assignment herself, and see how long it takes her. Unbelievable.

    September 24th, 2013 at 7:49 pm
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  247. HomeworkBlues says:

    Marisol, so glad to see a voice a reason in the educational world. Thank you for your comment!

    My daughter had to look up words,cut them out and paste them too. The problem with this task is it’s very time consuming, and for all the effort, not much educational value. And just like your child, mine knew all the words. So the teacher told her to keep looking for new words she didn’t know. My daughter would have been better off just reading the dictionary, something she enjoyed doing without all the arts and crafts and tedium.

    Our kids would be better off reading all afternoon. And writing a novel. Which is what I had to constantly coax her away from. Oh, what I wouldn’t give to get those years back. I’d yank her out in a heartbeat to homeschool. What fun and joy her education could have been. So much of it turned out to be slog.

    I eventually did pull my daughter out to homeschool but it was much later than I should have.

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  248. Frustrated Eighth Grader says:

    I wouldn’t mind but it is normally useless crap like posters and booklets on crap we know, because it’s wanted for ‘display’.

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  249. Ian sullivan says:

    Who knows where all my papers go at the end of the school year?….. THE FIRE PIT

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  250. Ian sullivan says:

    i wanted to scream when my teacher said kids don’t
    get stress

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  251. HomeworkBlues says:

    Ian, your teacher actually said that? She made a blanket statement that kids don’t get stress? Oh, my…

    A more advanced way of looking at this issue is, of course kids can suffer from stress. It’s the job of adults to make sure that children have as stress-free a childhood as possible. Childhood is supposed to be light, airy, fun, filled with discovery, creativity, wonder, joy, passions and intellectual curiosity. That teachers today do explicit things to actually induce stress and then go on to deny its existence is a complete travesty.

    I’m sorry you had to hear that, Ian. Your teacher is quite wrong. The sad thing is that so much of this induced stress is unnecessary. It’s not a necessary evil. Evil yes, necessary no.

    It still boggles my mind how much stress school caused us. So much so that we had to fold up and run away for a year. Run away to a blissful magical year of homeschooling. But it still enrages me that school can be so untenable. For so many. And for what? We don’t have to do this to our children. School can and should be a happy place. Not a soul crushing place from which you feel the uncontrollable urge to escape.

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  252. Sarah says:

    Honestly, school is enough as is. I’m a grade ten student and currently hold a fairly solid grade. I have stressed over school to wits end this year. I have had anxiety issues because of school and all and all, been totally over-worked. Currently I have about 5 different assignments all due next week. I have had to plan out a homework schedule and have figured out that I will have to work nonstop with only breaks for supper and girl guides and student council meetings, until at least 10:00 pm each night for the next week. That’s only the assignments I have to complete. That doesn’t account for nightly homework or studying for the two tests I have coming up this week. I think teachers need to realise that students have lives outside of school. I wish I could go out and go shopping with my mom or watch a movie with my brothers but all this school work prevents me from it. I think it’s grossly unnecissary and completely a waste of time. And teachers wonder why students hate school so much? It’s because with all the gross amounts of homework they send with us, we have no time for it. Now if you excuse me, I need to finish my homework.

    October 26th, 2013 at 8:43 pm
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  253. AnnoyedStudent says:

    I think homework should be banned. I mean, it puts like a whole lot of stress on students with all of these tight deadlines and complicated work sheets.
    We already suffer more than 5 hours in school, now we have to be tortured at home as well? Research shows that homework causes kids to be depressed and actually lowers grades.
    I think it’s time to put an end to this supreme BS.

    October 31st, 2013 at 5:54 am
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  254. Anonymous says:

    Homework Should be FUCKING BAN because we spend almost 4-5 hours and i never spend my time on my family and I HAVE LIFE YOU FUCKING HOMEWORK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  255. Shan says:

    I agree with very single one of you. We should be able to spend time with family and friends and learn at school. Sure you practice at home but you are not supposed to stress a kid out with a bunch of homework. We should get done at school and have fun at home. You can practice but they really really shouldn’t be giving kids a bunch of FUCKIN homework to do at home and strews a kid out. It’s bullshit 🙂

    November 9th, 2013 at 1:59 pm
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  256. Anonymous says:

    I am a sophomore and I definitely agree that we are given way to much homework. I myself have experienced such low morale and a horrible lack of sleep. I am in two AP classes and I easily spend five or more hours on my school work a night . I am so sleep deprived on a daily basis that it is difficult for me to function. I am truly miserable and in serious need of a break. This is not how learning is supposed to be. I no longer enjoy getting an education.

    February 24th, 2014 at 11:41 pm
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  257. Anonymous says:

    GOD homework suck so bad I refuse to do it! YES have a revolution!

    April 23rd, 2014 at 7:02 pm
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  258. Anonymous says:

    Homework should be banned like frfr why should we have homework when they should teacher all we need to know in school

    September 2nd, 2014 at 5:45 pm
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  259. Me says:

    Yea please ban homework, it takes away my sleeping hours, my social time, and my free time is filled with homework. I play sports after school so i get home at six, and i have to do stuff and barely have anytime to do so much homework. So i would usually stay up until 11:00-12:00pm so i could finish. That’s like 5hours and 40 minutes of sleep that i get each day because my school start pretty early. Having to stress so much about homework and classwork and barely have energy to learn, i dont even know what to do.

    September 7th, 2014 at 4:36 pm
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  260. Noah says:

    I have gotten so stressed by homework that i wanted to kill my self with the sharp pencil i was holding!!!!!!!!!!

    September 17th, 2014 at 9:01 pm
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  261. I hate HW says:

    I haaaate homework, I mean, why go to school for 7(ish) hours, then come home and do more school?!?! I don’t believe in it. I work on HW the entire night, and I end up staying up until 12 and I’ll have to wake up at 6. People need sleep so they can function IN school, not staying up all night doing homework. I hate if so much I really hope it will be banned in the near future!!!!

    October 15th, 2014 at 8:12 pm
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  262. Anonymous says:

    I think most homework is a waste of time, especially large research papers on topics that could not matter less to me; however in learning things, most people need to practice and repeat skills before they are actually learned (calculus for example). However homework is not the main problem here, the main problem is how education is geared towards the general class and not the select student. Eliminating homework is not the solution, I’m sorry to let you know; however only an idiot would put the brunt of their teaching in the form of homework: it serves it’s purpose only up to a point. What must change is how students are taught…

    November 11th, 2014 at 3:35 am
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  263. scam says:

    Hello all, here every person is sharing such familiarity,
    thus it’s good to read this blog, and I used to visit this webpage daily.

    December 11th, 2014 at 4:34 pm
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  264. Anonymous says:

    I myself am a student in a very prestigious school. My school believes every child should have 5 hours of homework per night. But they don’t realize what a toll that puts on the good students. I have a 90 average and do very little homework. And I believe homework should be for extra credit. But for those who need help in that subject homework is obligatory.

    December 14th, 2014 at 11:23 pm
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  265. Anonymous says:

    I FRIGGIN HATE HOMEWORK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! a cousin of mine is a second grade teacher at a public school that doesn’t believe in homework

    March 1st, 2015 at 4:37 pm
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  266. Anonymous says:

    I believe homework is very unnecessary.

    April 9th, 2015 at 4:36 pm
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  267. Anonymous says:

    Homework can eat me stinky ass shit!!!! I hate homework. SO HOMEWORK SHOULD BE BANNED OR I’LL BE PISSED!!! FUCKING A MAN!!!

    April 13th, 2015 at 9:08 pm
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  268. Anonymous says:


    April 13th, 2015 at 9:11 pm
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  269. Anonymous says:

    Goddam fucking homework. Couldn’t have my birthday party because i had so fucking much

    November 7th, 2015 at 9:49 pm
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  270. Anonymous says:

    So school isn’t enough and do loads of fucking homework every fucking day? Not happening. Fuck that.

    November 15th, 2015 at 11:14 am
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  271. Nico Peele says:

    Fuck homework it is shit any teacher who gives it out is an asshole We need time off.

    December 13th, 2015 at 7:36 pm
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  272. Anonymous says:

    I personally would much rather have an extra hour of school than any homework at all. Home work eats up my time and leaves no space on my scedulle (spelling 🙂 ). The teachers at my school say that home work should only take an hour. Oops, they were off by about 3 hours. Homework should be banned. Hello? Human rights, child labor?

    February 1st, 2016 at 8:07 pm
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  273. Anonymous says:

    Ban homework

    February 18th, 2016 at 5:07 pm
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  274. Child Alex says:

    Ban homework is bad but good

    February 18th, 2016 at 5:08 pm
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  275. Child Alex says:

    The good part is that children get to spend time doing activities or study to get A’s

    February 18th, 2016 at 5:09 pm
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  276. Child Alex says:

    Homework Is also good lets just do and get over with it so we can play later

    February 18th, 2016 at 5:11 pm
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  277. Child Alex says:

    Homework can help us be educated

    February 18th, 2016 at 5:11 pm
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  278. Child Alex says:

    Homework rocks????

    February 18th, 2016 at 5:12 pm
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  279. Anonymous says:

    Homework ruins life at home. Stress stress stress for something they will forget the next day. Home work is the dumbest thing ever invented plz fix it

    February 25th, 2016 at 8:53 pm
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  280. Anonymous says:

    Wish I could shoot up, blow up, and burn all my textbooks and homework.

    March 6th, 2016 at 6:15 pm
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  281. fuckhomework says:

    fuck homeowrk i dont do that shit

    May 29th, 2016 at 3:37 pm
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  282. Anonymous says:

    Homework is unnecessary and a waste of time. It causes stress and isn’t helpful at all, including work from class that wasn’t finished, unless that student was just screwing around the entire time and being an overall disruptive jerk, there is no reason that that work should be added onto the homework if that work didn’t fit into the lesson that the teachers planned then that’s their fault. A while ago my math teacher assigned a load of homework as well as a bunch of other teachers in one day, some of the students in my class complained about this and asked questions. When the teacher was asked why so much homework was assigned on one day by so many teachers the teacher said that they didn’t check with the other teachers on what they were assigning to the students when asked why he didn’t check with the other teachers the teacher said he didn’t have enough time to. Its seems insane that the teachers at the college i’m going to have enough time to assign tons of homework but not enough to check with other teachers I mean wtf if they really have no time then why are they using any of their time giving their students so much homework. Not only is there a lot of homework but there isn’t enough time to do the work or its not explained well enough to know what we’re supposed to do.

    June 18th, 2016 at 6:29 am
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  283. Jonathan Deth says:


    July 5th, 2016 at 12:12 pm
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  284. oh no says:

    This topic was started in 2007 and now it’s 2016!
    nothing changed everyone is still complaining about
    homework I was just 4 years old on 2007 but now I am 13
    I really hate my stupid sir that give us a lot of homework and class
    work I wake up on 6 am take the school bus on 7 am
    come home on 2:30 pm I really don’t have any time to
    play because I waste my 4 hours doing homework and
    fell asleep on 12:00 am I sometimes want to launch
    an missile on my school or at least burn my school bag

    September 9th, 2016 at 9:23 am
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  285. Sh says:

    I am a 71 yr old mother and grandmother. I went through hell with my children with homework now I see my son fighting everyday with his son to get it done. Such bullshit!! Children need a life after school!! Not fair to parents or children.!!! What do we pay our taxes for???!. Way too stressful!!!!

    September 16th, 2016 at 3:51 am
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  286. dying says:

    give me bleach
    im suffering

    September 28th, 2016 at 9:36 pm
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  287. IWantToDie says:

    Time I could spend learning and developing skills to do things I love like writing software, 3D modeling/animation and amateur game development is instead WASTED on writing huge research papers for English class (a pointless, shit subject) on “great works” like Macbeth, a shit play from a shit author, and creating research projects for history (another inherently shit subject) about some boring philosophers from hundreds of years ago.

    October 12th, 2016 at 10:33 pm
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  288. Anonymous says:

    I’m 12 (almost 13) and am currently suffering from deprssion because of the fact that my CHILDHOOD IS CONSUMED BY WORK WORK WORK WORK WORK. STRESS STRESS STRESS STRESS STRESS. WHEN IVE BEEN PLAYING FOR A WHILE AND MY PARENTS USE THAT AS AN EXCUSE TO JUSTIFY TIME SPENT ON HOMEWORK I JUST THINK “Bruh I’m a kid.” You’re always saying how childhood is where you had fun and were free. But I’m a kid and i have to stress myself out to the point that I hate homework and school so much my body develops illnesses to stop me from going? WHATEVER FUCKING HAPPENED TO CHILDHOODS BEING FULL OF IMAGINATION? FREEDOM? FUN? So I’m being told now my parents to deal with this bullshit and accept my childhood being swallowed up by endless work so that I can get a job when I’m older, and I’ll be happy i dealt with it cos I’ll have a good job. NO I FUCKING WON’T I’LL BE SUICIDAL THINKING ABOUT HOW I WASTED THE ONLY PERIOD OF MY LIFE WHERE NO STRESS AND NO PRESSURE IS INVOLVED BY DOING A BUNCH OF HELPLESS, IRRELEVANT SHIT THAT DOESN’T TEACH ME JACK INSTEAD OF TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THE FACT THAT I DIDN’T HAVE TO THINK ABOUT MUCH. We only get ONE FUCKING CHILDHOOD and it’s the ONLY TIME WHERE WE CAN RELAX AND BE BLINDED FROM THE DISGUSTING CLUSTERFUCK OF A REALITY FULL OF NON-STOP WORK WHEN ADULTHOOD COMES AROUND. SO STOP DENYING US THE RIGHT TO ENJOY CHILDHOOD!!

    October 16th, 2016 at 3:44 pm
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  289. Anonymous says:

    One more thing. I’ll never get a chance to “play videogames” or “go out biking with mates” when i’m older and have a job, so please, and I speak for all childeren, PLEASE let us enjoy as much of that as we can while we still (sorta) have a chance. Consider it

    October 16th, 2016 at 3:47 pm
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  290. michael says:

    Homework is stupid I do so much work at school. I don’t want to do any at home thats why I go home to get away from school work. I think homework should be banned. I am in grade seven, I had influenza for four days and had a six inch tall stack of homework. I think homework is a waste of time.

    January 14th, 2017 at 1:18 pm
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  291. me says:

    homeowkr is horse shit

    January 30th, 2017 at 7:07 pm
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  292. Todd Hicks says:

    In my marketing class in the 12th grade, I was assigned homework every school day. I had never had so much homework before that.

    September 28th, 2017 at 12:24 am
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  293. not inportant says:

    So home is a thing. It makes a great deal of stress on a kid. Homework was first made as a punishment for kids. If they wanted kids to learn more make the school hours longer from 7 to 8 or something. I understand that homework is made to help the kid practice more but then it gets graded and added to their grade. Homework causes stress on the kids and so it should be banned or fixed where it is optional and does not get put in the grade book. It is just my opinion. Coming from an 8th grader, not a second grader.

    May 8th, 2018 at 5:43 pm
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  294. jds128 says:

    homework is dumb. i get homework on a topic i haven’t learned about yet and get scolded for wrong answers. thus, i never learn anything. doesn’t make any sense.

    March 10th, 2019 at 4:58 pm
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