Why I Hate Homework

I was really happy to discover that Rat Race Rebellion just reposted an interview it did with me last year. You can read it here.

And please try to listen to WHYY’s Voices in the Family today at noon. I’ll be one of the guests. Here’s how the upcoming show is described:

Homework causes conflict in many homes. It’s a source of frustration for parents and kids, and many feel there just isn’t enough time in one evening to get it all done. Join Dr. Dan Gottlieb for the next Voices in the Family when we’ll discuss homework. Does it help learning? And, how much is too much? Dan’s guest is Sara Bennett. She has written The Case Against Homework, and writes a blog called StopHomework.com. We’ll also hear from Dr. Stephen Soffer who is a staff psychologist at the Center for Management of ADHD at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

122 thoughts on “Why I Hate Homework

  1. My daughter spent between 4 -6 hours on homework – every single night (since 6th grade). Every weekend brought more. She was so stressed, had no life outside of school work. When she finally got in to college (one of the Ivy Leagues) she had LESS homework than she had had in high school.

    My son, who is now a sophomore, has two specific learning disabilities, along with severe ADHD. Of course they also give him hours of homework. He is not capable of doing this. So, I have been doing it. I can get him to memorize just about anything. He will get an A on a test, then forget everything in 1 week.

    Schools are still being run as if our world has not changed since the inception of education. It does not work. Not for the brightest students, not for the most challenged. I know, I have one of each.

    Our family life was wasted, for years, by the absurd notion that homework would set you up for all sorts of great payoffs. My daughter with the Ivy League educations (graduated 1st in her college)? She is working for minimum wage. Fuck you homework – you wasted years of our lives which we will never get back.

    Like

  2. I hate homework because it causes stress, which of course, is not healthy for Homo Sapiens. History has shown us that a great majority of children do not like school because of how much work they have to do, the rest mostly from bullies. Homework is a bully though. It picks on kids by stressing them out, telling them what to do and so much more psychological damage. It’s a nuerotoxin, it hurts their brain. They bust their butts for 8 hours, and more including homework. Even adults don’t have to work that long. Also, homework is intended for “study”, though all it does is make kids stay up all night, fearing they’ll fail the test if they don’t study. Homework is no more than a stupid nuisence, and for many kids, a psychological weapon. That’s why I hate homework.

    Like

  3. Im currently in secondary school about to take my gcse’s, I absolutely hate homework, school, and frankly anything to do with it. Im a music producer and practically dont need any qualifications for this, just a talent. This is one of the reasons why I love my music producing, although I know I must get my gcse’s as a back up, its something I want to do in in life and Im here to follow my dreams. My parents are going through a divorce, and I have 4 siblings all in their 20’s, they didnt get that many gcse’s at school and they are all doing reasonably well at life. I dont know, I dont have time for homework or school at all to be honest, its hard enough producing a track in the holidays compared to school days. Only my friends and family keep me going through this nightmare of a time through the situation at home abd school etc…. Quite frankly I can see right through the schools pressurising and depressing ways, but I wish others could aswell, they should be encouraging individuals to do what THEY want to do, and thats my moto in life. Anyway, we have to deal wuth these things and move on, and maybe from now on I should just get it out of the way as quick as possible and not worry, as then I can really prove everything I have said above…. 🙂

    Like

  4. Aren’t scientist’s trying to make our lives easier? Well i got 1 thing that will take A FUCKING LOT of pressure off of our back’s and that is if homework was gone

    Like

  5. Home time is Family time, NOT school time
    I’d rather be spending time with family rather than working my ass off at the kitchen table

    Like

  6. Teacher’s try to stop bullying, homework is a bully, it takes away relaxing, sleep, spending time with family and it tells you what to do and shit, so why don’t they get rid of homework and then try to stop bullying

    Like

  7. I had to spend money on coke so I can keep active at night doing HOMEWORK. Instead of become and dreaming of what i’m going to be when I grow up i’m stuck doing something that stresses me out. I gained weight fast, my friends barely go to my house, I forgot my dog, barely went outside and cried all night from the stress I get almost everyday!

    The teacher would be angry at me for not doing my homework, it’s not my fault I got five different assignments. I even forget to pray. Life’s more harder in middle school. Even my mum and dad don’t have time for us kids.

    I hope one day the teachers realise were struggling to keep with more IMPORTANT things!

    Like

  8. Homework feels like a teacher’s way of making up for what they didn’t have time to teach you. A good teacher will not need to assign homework or if they do it is simply there to clarify the lesson. Schools these days seem a bit lazy, but so are some of the students (no offense). But some kids lead rough lives and don’t need the stress of homework adding to it. Some thought provoking homework I enjoy, but mindless problem solving will only help you in the short term. Staying up for 8, 12 or never even sleeping will almost never help you in school, so why would teachers assign that much? Do they want us to fail? I feel if teachers communicated what assignments they were giving to ensure that the students would not be overwhelmed, would really help solve the issue. Thanks for reading the thoughts spewing from my mind.

    -Annoyed Student

    Like

  9. Homework probably causes bullies. It’s annoying and stressful and truthfully wants to make me rage. Bullies want to get rid of their bad feelings by hurting people. Also if you live in a bad family and have homework and tests and are failing school you pretty much are going to have a bully. Homework is costing kids lives for something tedious,annoying,and pointless (for the most part) Sure extra study is good but making kids stressed and having to work on it instead of doing things with family, it’s not worth it. Homework is stupid I don’t care what teachers say its pointless and annoying especially for me with 3 out of 5 school days being taken up by after school activities. I’m actually supposed to be doing my homework right now.

    Like

  10. I’ve been doing homework for 3 hours now and I’m not even done with one thing. I have almost 100 problems for pre-algebra half of it our class hasn’t learned. A whole project that I haven’t started. And studying for tests which I have every day of the week. I also have to finish a 300 page book with annotating and then start another one. Then I have a science report coming up. I also have social studies and I don’t even have the right things to do that so I’m going to fail. Yay….. School is my bully. People wonder why video games and technology is becoming more popular. It’s a kids last chance for escape. At least it’s something we WANT to do. Who WANTS to do homework. We didn’t even get off for Columbus Day when all the other schools did. At least we don’t have all mean teachers. Science is my favorite but we get the most homework for it. I dread school because of homework. If there was no homework I would probally LOVE school, but I guess not I still hate school and home work is still here. At least I have great summers and good friends. WE DONT EVEN HAVE RECESS AND CANT EVEN TALK DURING LUNCH AND WE CANT TALK DURING CLASS OR AFTER SCHOOL BECAUSE OF STUPID HOMEWORK. I WISH I COULD BURN HOMEWORK WITH FIRE. And homework also kills trees. SAVE THE TREES KILL THE HOMEWORK!!!!!

    Like

  11. My dad picked up my bookbag today and said it weighed way too much. I agree with him. My school gave us so much homework to do and aid you don’t do it then you get a zero. If you do it again detention. D: Schools try to promote getting more sleep. Okay I’ll go to sleep AFTER I do my 500 pages of homework eat dinner go to after school activities and spend time with my family. Thank you school! (My mom wonders why I’m always tired…)

    Like

  12. Homework is terrible. I pay so much attention in class and I’m in a building for 6 hours…but for some reason teachers don’t appreciate any of the work we’re doing so they give us a chunk of homework. I got the dentist, doctor, and family situations going on, so I don’t have time to do my homework. When I am done, I eat and then go to bed!!!I got no time to celebrate myself completing homework. It’s time consuming, difficult, frustrated, and even worse the teachers don’t even pay attention to our time…Hello!!!I got 5 teachers who force me to do homework, so give me fast, easier, cool, and considerate homework. So, HOMEWORKMUSTEND #

    Like

  13. Part 2-Here are the Cons of Homework:
    Time consuming-
    Frustrating-
    Filled with Review(Shouldn’t the people that know the stuff already get a free homework pass?)-
    Waste of Time(hello, you do realize we students have after school activities)-
    Less Sleep(what a shame schools promote that but don’t do a good job promoting it)-
    Decreases Energy-
    Kills Trees-
    Causes less time with friends and family-
    Teachers give us a chunk of homework not bothering that we have homework from other teachers(that’s about 4 or 5 periods with homework)-
    Main Reason why People can’t hang out with each other more often-
    AND THATS WHY HOMEWORK MUST END. ITS SO NOSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSTRUL(another way of saying something is so terrible, in fact worse than terrible)
    -HOMEWORKMUSTEND#

    Like

  14. I’m a student, who does get a lot of homework. I’m at school 7hours a day. and every week for most of my subjects I get homework. Personally I don’t think we should ban homework but at least cut it down by a lot. Most nights I’m up to midnight if not longer just finishing homework. Something should be done to reduce the amount of homework a teenager gets a week because its just not healthy!
    End Homework!!

    Like

  15. This is an ongoing issue. As a sophomore in high school, I wake up at 6:30, commute to school, get out at 4:15, then return well after 5:00. By that point I am mentally drained, yet there is a plethora of assignments awaiting my attention. As a result of tedious/excessive homework, I have minimal time to spend in my own personal interests/hobbies, or even simply sit down with my family. This has led to broken relationships and rough decisions on deciding if church is worth attending on Sundays, or if I want sufficient sleep. I hope this ongoing problem ceases plaguing our generation’s youth, as I have witnessed the conflicts fueled by teachers’ incapability of understanding the plight of students.

    Like

  16. I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK I HATE HOMEWORK

    Like

  17. Why I hate homework?Everytime when I come back from school I get tons of homework the first thing I do when I come back home is do my homework.One time I didn’t do my homework because I was to stressed out I even got detention just for some homework School is where u learn but home is where u relax,sleep,and spend time with your family.But all I do is do work

    Like

  18. Oh, we are a huge army now! We are homework haters! How sad that there’s no way to win in this war though!

    Like

Leave a Reply to Easier Life Cancel reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: