Is homework bad for elementary students
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Thirty hours? For most children, mandatory homework assignments push their workweek far beyond the school day and deep into what any other laborers would consider overtime. Even without sports or music or other school-sponsored extracurriculars, the daily homework slog keeps many students on the clock as long as lawyers, teachers, medical residents, truck drivers and other overworked adults. Is it any wonder that,deprived of the labor protections that we provide adults, our kids are suffering an epidemic of disengagement, anxiety and depression? When my daughters were in middle school, I would urge them into bed before midnight and then find them clandestinely studying under the covers with a flashlight.
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Do our kids have too much homework?
Do our kids have too much homework? | Parenting
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. Not all but some parents feel 15 minutes is too much. It has to be understood that parents were the first teachers their child ever had and they need to interact with the child and see how well he comprehending.
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Is Homework Good for Kids? Here's What the Research Says
Print article. Many students and their parents are frazzled by the amount of homework being piled on in the schools. Yet researchers say that American students have just the right amount of homework.
Many parents are surprised to see a flood of projects and homework sent home with their kids starting as early as Kindergarten. And a nasty surprise it is. Still, that angst would — one could at least argue — be worthwhile if it meant greater scholastic achievement.