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  52 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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  52 months ago


  52 months ago
No, children these days are lazy little brats!


  52 months ago
Some homework maybe neccessary for some students who may need extra help if they struggle. Parents helping their children is also a good time for sharing time with their children for learning & interactions & knowing what levels their children are up to & how they can help them. A small amount wont hurt all children but dont put too much on them in primary school. Secondary is different but feel they get too much pressure but not sure theses days as my 2 girls finished high school in the early 2000's these days l have friends children in secondary school & there seems be so much more pressure & lm so glad l dont have to go to school these days lol!!!!


  52 months ago
I think it's a good idea as not everyone learns the same way and if studies have shown that it doesn't make a difference than why should the kids be forced to do it?


  52 months ago
I don't think so. Australia is falling behind in English and maths, so a bit of extra work at home should help improve. It could also help the adults brush up on her very basics they might not remember. It can also give the parents more of a bonding exercise with their child.
It won't hurt a child's social life if they read a book with their parents for half an hour or do a few maths problems.


  52 months ago
After reading several comments from others, I believe that it would have been better if the people who made them had done their homework. The level of grammar (poor), number of spelling errors and misuse of words (like 'there' instead of "their" and 'your' instead of "you're" etc) certainly would be improved if your kids brought their homework home for you to both learn together.


  52 months ago
I think that homework in school should be banned, unless students don't complete a reasonable about of work in school, due to misbehaving and other things like that. people have enough to worry about, without the added pressures of homework. it also takes away from kids free time. instead of doing homework students should spend that time pursuing hobbies and other interests.


  52 months ago
In lower grades, definitely. In the later years, some would help, mostly to get students used to having to do homework, and not just get thrown in the deep end at high school. However, I don't believe hours and hours of homework does any good.


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  52 months ago
No. Homework builds discipline in kids. I think a moderate amount is benefitial in the development of certain values in kids
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