Why Homework Is Bad

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Imagine this, it is a Friday and your just sitting in your desk, staring at the clock waiting for the bell to ring, Cris did not have to imagine it, he lived it. Cris has plans for the weekend, today he is going to a friend's house and tomorrow he is going to the mall and as an early Christmas present his parents gave him two hundred dollars to spend at the mall, he just cannot wait for the weekend and then he heard this, “The homework for the week will be a 5-10 thousand word essay on how ‘The Happy Birthday song’ was made and it will count as a test grade.” In his mind, he feels upset and realized his weekend is ruined. Cris cannot do anything because of this homework and if it was not graded he could cancel one of his plans and not stress out about it. Students get so much homework to do in a little amount of time that it is unbelievable, they get enough work in the 7 hours of school and then you may get 7 hours of homework after school so students should not have graded homework, if homework was not graded it would be considered a formative assessment and should be treated as practice not a grade. Homework can cause stress for students and puts of pressure on them. Homework also is a big time consumer some people have to spend 5-7 hours of math homework. Lastly homework is not really beneficial and can crush a student's grade because of one assignment. If…show more content…
Another reason why homework should not be graded because it is a waste of time. As a result, student’s can not find time to do it. In fact a YouTube video I watched said that students have other things to do when they are home like sports or a family event and I understand that “academics before athletics” but only 3% of students get an academic scholarship and only 2% get a athletics scholarship but 58% of students with a academic scholarship end up failing or dropping

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