Should Students Get Homework On The Weekends

  • Kids need to have fun too!

    Kids need to have their fun! Kids already have 7 hours school and adults have about the same amounts of hours of work. Most jobs(almost all) have no work on weekends and it would be dumb if they went to their job anyways. Homework is like that. I do think it is okay if kids study and teachers tell kids to study over weekends, because that's like getting ready for a meeting at a job, that they may have on Monday. But, i do not think it is okay for kids to have homework.

  • It doesn't make sense

    The weekends should be a time of relaxation, not a time to be doing work for school. Most students in junior high school have about 3 to 4 hours of homework already. Having the students more work on the weekends adds to the stress of the weekly workload. Also the term "homework" includes studying for tests, meaning the argument includes tests given on Mondays and Tuesdays.

  • It ruins weekends.

    Students already have enough homework during the week. Most kids look forward to the weekend to relax, after going to school for 35 hours every week. It can be especially stressful if you have a family event over the weekend that you have to attend, but most teachers do not care, they will still mark you down for not handing in your weekend homework. Don't go saying "do it Friday night" because many kids (including me) have sports Friday night, and are tired, would like to sleep in on Saturday, relax, hang at a friend's house, play video games, something along those lines. I am writing this just after I finished 8 HOURS OF HOMEWORK on Saturday, aside from doing about 3 hours on Friday. Students should NOT have homework on weekends, it's already been proven that homework is stressful enough, but now the fact that it ruins weekends is just not okay.

  • It ruins weekends.

    Students already have enough homework during the week. Most kids look forward to the weekend to relax, after going to school for 35 hours every week. It can be especially stressful if you have a family event over the weekend that you have to attend, but most teachers do not care, they will still mark you down for not handing in your weekend homework. Don't go saying "do it Friday night" because many kids (including me) have sports Friday night, and are tired, would like to sleep in on Saturday, relax, hang at a friend's house, play video games, something along those lines. I am writing this just after I finished 8 HOURS OF HOMEWORK on Saturday, aside from doing about 3 hours on Friday. Students should NOT have homework on weekends, it's already been proven that homework is stressful enough, but now the fact that it ruins weekends is just not okay.

  • They have a life.

    These kids should hang with there family and not sitting with noses in books all the freakin time. They have a life. And some of them have plans in the weekends like a weeding or there birthday that's even worse. You gotta stick your nose in a book on your birthday that's some straight up be.

  • Homework On Weekends Should Be Banned

    I believe schools these days are putting to much pressure on students, and not letting them just experience life as teenager. As a teenager you're expected to do so much. Be active, have a job, stay social, go to school, eat healthy, choose what you want to do with your life, get enough sleep, have family time, and on top of that hours and hours of homework. Weekends, are supposed to give you a break from the week. Catch up on your social life. Breathe. But especially these days, there is so much homework on the weekends. Projects, and assignments. Many kids arenot getting enough time at home with their family's. And when they are home, there's lots of strife over homework. It also puts a lot of stress on parents, because they are expected to help their kids with their homework. So now their kids grades depends on them. A bunch of high-school teachers think that their students should have around 3.5 hours of homework. A day. And I personally think, that is way too much. That's not right. They get back from school between 2 and 4, and then have hours and hours of homework. They hardly get time to look around, and realize how amazing life actually is.

  • Homework On Weekends Should Be Banned

    I believe schools these days are putting to much pressure on students, and not letting them just experience life as teenager. As a teenager you're expected to do so much. Be active, have a job, stay social, go to school, eat healthy, choose what you want to do with your life, get enough sleep, have family time, and on top of that hours and hours of homework. Weekends, are supposed to give you a break from the week. Catch up on your social life. Breathe. But especially these days, there is so much homework on the weekends. Projects, and assignments. Many kids are not getting enough time at home with their family's. And when they are home, there's lots of strife over homework. It also puts a lot of stress on parents, because they are expected to help their kids with their homework. So now their kids grades depends on them. A bunch of high-school teachers think that their students should have around hours of homework. A day. And I personally think, that is way too much. That's not right. They get back from school between 2 and 4, and then have hours and hours of homework. They hardly get time to look around, and realize how amazing life actually is.

  • It is stressful

    It is stressful enough to go to school for 40 hours a week, then we turn around to no break on the weekend? No, homework on weekends is too stressful on the teenage brain and I think that homework on weekends should be banned to allow kids to relax and get away from homework for a couple days.

  • Because weekends are fun 🤑

    I do not think kids should have homework on the weekends because weekends are supposed to be fun and have fun with your family friends and you do not want to learn myself you really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really want to have fun

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  • “No homework tonight!” From time to time, some teachers surprise their students with that announcement at the closing bell of class. In some schools, though, that’s becoming the norm rather than the exception—at least on specially designated weekends.

    A Seasonal Gift for Some

    Fall is the season to give thanks and be merry. It’s also the countdown to college admissions due dates. And it’s a great time to land a seasonal job and make some extra money at the end of the year. In states such as Maryland, several schools have designated homework-free weekend periods this fall. It allows over-stressed kids to catch up with other responsibilities—or simply take a breather. The main reason for the break, though, is that college priority and early admissions deadlines for many top colleges in the region occur in the fall.

    Schools in Princeton, New Jersey, began implementing one homework-free weekend each semester in 2015, in part to give students more time to pursue interests and passions outside of school. Other New Jersey schools limit the number of minutes students should spend on homework each night. In Hinsdale, Illinois, one high school began offering seniors one homework-free weekend in October “to give harried seniors a little break to prepare for their futures . . . and make sure they have enough time to work on their college applications.” Similarly, schools across the country offer a no-homework weekend at year’s end.

    Not Without Downsides

    Unfortunately, homework-free weekends sometimes create an unwelcome side effect: extra-homework weekdays. Teachers are still tasked with finishing their lesson plans, and homework is often an important part of that. For students who are working on projects with pending due dates, not working on those projects for an entire weekend may not be feasible. And there’s always the risk that students who are afforded extra time to catch up on college admissions and pursue positive endeavors may simply waste the free time bestowed upon them.

    Is homework helpful or harmful?

    Some teachers and school districts have taken a blanket approach and banned homework entirely. The value of homework as a whole has been a topic of much debate. In one study, researchers at University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education concluded that math and science homework didn’t lead students to achieve better grades, but it did lead to better standardized test results.

    A Stanford researcher concluded that excess homework increases kids’ stress and sleep deprivation. She emphasized that homework shouldn’t be assigned simply as a routine practice; it should have a concrete purpose and benefit. Homework, especially thoughtful homework, is valuable, and eliminating it entirely may be counterproductive to the goal of attending school in the first place: mastering the subject matter.

    What do you think?

    It’s a safe assumption that most students would strongly favor a homework-free-weekends policy. We’re curious how parents feel about the idea. How would you feel if your child’s school implemented a “no homework on the weekends” policy? Would you worry that your children might fall behind peers in other schools without a similar policy? Or do you think it would encourage your children to engage in more valuable extracurricular activities, get jobs, spend more time completing their college admissions packets, or simply catch up on much-needed sleep? We’d love to know what you think.

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