Homework is obviously not perfect and is need of adjustments, but those adjustments are not black and white.
Throwing our homework across the entire education system isn't the solution.
Family life and activities outside of school were of great importance, and homework began to fall out of favor. Homework is just a small part of the educational system, and it has become a weapon to drive teachers apart further apart as well as parents and administrators. Teachers who work hard to maintain homework are criticized, as are those in favor of the no homework policy, and the two are often pitted against each other.
And let's not forget the students--they are the ones caught in the crossfire.
In fact, it has excelled at its goal by aiding in the improvement of study habits, attitudes toward school, independent problem-solving skills and more.
Historically, homework has been guided by what some refer to as the 10-minute rule.
Why, then, is homework an inescapable part of the student experience?
Worksheets, busy work, and reading assignments continue to be a mainstay of students’ evenings.
Homework was created as a way to encourage educational growth and discipline.
Studies show that homework has indeed accomplished this over the years.