Homework is part and parcel of most schools, but why? Is it really worth all the hassle? Is homework beneficial? Some see homework as beneficial while others say homework is bad — unnecessary and disruptive. They say it leads to burnout and a distaste for learning.
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About hours of homework a day for high schoolers? That's too much. - Los Angeles Times
PreK—K , 1—2 , 3—5 , 6—8 , 9— I believe in homework because it serves as an opportunity for the student to display his or her understanding of the day's lessons without direct help from the teacher. It also provides parents with an insight. Each individual can measure the amount of homework differently. Too much is when the time reserved for homework is more than forty-five minutes to an hour depending on the age and performance level.
Stanford research shows pitfalls of homework
A Stanford researcher found that students in high-achieving communities who spend too much time on homework experience more stress, physical health problems, a lack of balance and even alienation from society. More than two hours of homework a night may be counterproductive, according to the study. Education scholar Denise Pope has found that too much homework has negative effects on student well-being and behavioral engagement. Image credit: L. A Stanford researcher found that too much homework can negatively affect kids, especially their lives away from school, where family, friends and activities matter.
Modern children are under pressure. High standards, fast-changing life, complicated relationships with schoolmates and parents make them feel anxious and depressed. If a child wants to succeed at school, he must show excellent results, complete challenging projects, lead active social life and learn a body of information.