Written by: Maciej Antoniuk
This might not be one of the most colourful, most-pleasing-to-the-eye blogs but it sure will talk about such a big part of our school lives. This is why I strongly believe that sacrificing a minute or two on reading my blog will surely be productive for any student, even if you think you have something better to do.
I will now show you some mesmerizingly negative aspects to a life full of homework:
Social life is very important and homework acts almost as a restriction, preventing many students from having a mental break and just relax. And the school day is almost as long, if not sometimes as long, as the legal limit to how much a person can work each day over the age of 18 in the UK, but when you add homework, that 8-hour limit is broken, and we, in many instances, find ourselves exhausted for the next day.
Fact: My school related day in year 7 used to be 14hours and 30 minutes long. I would wake up at 5:30am, go to school, end school at 3:10pm, get home at 4pm, and finally finish my homework at 8pm.
And no, I am not lying.
I made sure that I missed no homework and had done it to the best of my ability. But questioning whether I was lazy or slow at doing it isn’t true.
Plus, to many students’ delight, homework isn’t part of any law meaning not doing it isn’t a crime and this means it can be reduced without any legal action. Though teachers can tell students off for not doing it, teachers themselves cannot force students to do homework, even when it seems that they do by handing out detentions, X’s and reports for students who missed homework once and to those who done it few times in a row.
For me, trying to literally make children do something which separates them from any
communication for few hours which seems ridiculous.
Overall I think that homework is just a waste of time as it doesn’t even elaborate on what we learnt in school, but just repeats it resulting in us spending long hours at home and not actually learning anything except what we learnt in class.
The word STOP is a phrase used on anti-bullying posters to prevent bullying but I believe that it can also apply to homework:
So, you could say, homework is a bully as it makes us do it several times on purpose every school day after school.
This is why homework should be banned.