The New York Daily News recently ran an opinion piece by fifth grader Benjamin Berrafato, “Fifth-graders of the nation, unite against homework.”
Homework is assigned to students like me, without our permission. Teachers expect us to do homework, even though we’d rather not. It can be hard sometimes. We get punished if we don’t do it. If we do it, we get no reward; we just don’t get punished.
Simply put, if we don’t, we get punished, and if we do, our reward is … nothing.
Thus, homework is slavery. Slavery was abolished with the passing of the Thirteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution on Dec. 6, 1865.
So, every school in America has been illegally run for the past 143 YEARS. That’s something to think about.
Homework is cruel, inhumane, stressful and unhealthy. It should be outlawed.