Slavery<br />There is a name for working without getting paid. It’s called slavery<br />So if kids are forced to do homework, they should get paid<br />Adults have their way of making money, so why cant kids have their way of making money? <br />
Obesity<br />Doctors are always proving that American kids are to fat, and a major reason why they are is because they are sitting inside doing 4 hours of homework, instead of running around and getting fresh air and playing sports.<br />
Energy<br />Think of how many trees we cut down a day for paper.<br />Pollution could be reduced if we cut down less trees, mostly for homework paper.<br />
Stress<br />Much of why stress happens for kids is if they play a very time consuming sport, like baseball, basketball, soccer, tennis, and football and they have enough to worry about already without homework<br />So another 3 hours of homework on an away game day makes you want to yell at the teachers<br />
Sleep <br />The number 1 reason why American kids do not get enough sleep is because they are staying up until 11:00 every night doing homework<br />If there was lesshomework, then kids could get enough exercise and they would be able to get in bed really early and get a good night sleep without worrying.<br />
School<br />Everybody has to go to school to get an education <br />There is definitely a need for school, or you would be 30 years old and not know how to do multiplication and division<br />So you need to have an education to be a good person<br />But…..<br />
Bad teaching<br />Homework is just proof of bad teaching, because if we had no homework, the teacher would teach the material in class.<br />So if kids have to do homework, its proof that teachers weren’t good enough to teach the material in class.<br />
Study Halls<br />If by now you still think that homework is useful, then look at study halls<br />Kids should have less classes and more study halls<br />Study halls help a little bit, but not much <br />Half of each class you should probably have some time to get work done<br />
Every kids’ point<br />So why are we writing this power point? <br />I am not saying kids should sit around playing modern warfare 2 all day<br />I am saying that homework causes every kid to scream<br />I know we do on stressful nights<br />
The only upside<br />The only thing OK about homework is that there are short term retention improvements but no long-term proven benefits.<br /> So what teachers should probably do is only give homework on quiz or test weeks, NOT randomly <br />
Less Homework<br />There should be a law that you will go to jail if you give more than 1 hour of homework to slow workers <br />
Research<br />We did some research on reliable sources and it said that the more homework that’s assigned, the grumpier kids get<br />These sources said that kids don’t get anything out of homework if they get more than an hour and a half of homework because their brain isn’t functioning and either they don’t understand something or face book is tempting them<br />
Overall<br />If you don’t believe us or think this is bogus, here are the sources sited<br />http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/09/11/AR2006091100908.html<br /> <br />http://www.alfiekohn.org/teaching/edweek/homework.htm<br />
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