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  54 months ago

What's Your Opinion (AU): Should homework in primary schools be banned?

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Our question this week is: Should homework in primary schools be banned?

Elementary (primary) schools across Florida in the United States have been issued with a "no homework" mandate, after research showed that homework during this period in a child's development does not affect academic performance. In older students, it only has a slight effect in improving academic performance. What do you think?

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  54 months ago
Not completely. Homework helps kids become independent learners, teaches time management and research skills. These all come in handy when they get into higher education and life in general. I do think it shouldn't be a major issue or a punishable offence if it isn't completed as time is precious in this day and age and some times it just can't be fitted in.


  54 months ago


  54 months ago
Yes. There is a growing body of research showing homework at a young age leads to greater mental health issues. Increased play actually helps kids brains grow so they can manage homework when older


  54 months ago
cannot see any relevant reason for primary school homework

little puss

  54 months ago
Yes, it should. School work is for school. Not home. That's what we pay teachers for. Young kid's are tired from having to get up early with a full day's work/play and then are forced to do even more when they come home.


  54 months ago
Yes I think they do enough school work at school .


  54 months ago
YES! they spend majority of daylight at school sitting at desks! we are complaining about obesity in kids yet with school and homework theres not much time for kids to get out and play and just be kid


  54 months ago
Homework's meant to help the kid's learning during the day to become concrete, to really understand topics they're learning about. However, teacher's need to first emphasize how to learn properly, organise material, tasks and tackle essays etc. If teachers talk at them in school without the basics of learning on their own, kids often don't know where to start. A small amount of homework doesn't hurt, however when all the teachers give out vast amounts expecting the work to be returned at the same time, it overwhelmes students. Then If they don't know how to organise & pace themselves, many don't want to try, or give up. Kids need to know how to learn correctly on their own, before high school to assist them in college and Uni. There students have to take notes, do their own research & work on topics for assignments from vast quantities of information. The parent's job is to organise a regular routine for homework, around a rest & snacks after school when TV & tech devices are off limits. Homework can be a part of a love of learning in daily life, instead of a punishment or chore where parents can guide the learning if asked, but not take responsibility for it.


  54 months ago
I've always been against homework right from my own school days. It'd be like getting a job and having your boss ask you to give up your leisure time to work for free.


  54 months ago
Yes. You go to school to learn. that should be enough. I have no time to help my kids with more work. Im flat out getting them to and from school. Stop making parents responsible!
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