Homework stirs controversy among students

By Kyla Zeigler

Weekends are days where students can sleep in and relax. The only problem is homework can get in the way of those relaxing days.

Homework, whether during the week or on the weekend, is something most students are not looking forward to doing. Getting home from a seven ­hour school day to look at ­two hours of homework a night can be a drag. While most students dread homework over the weekend, it is also okay to bring school into students’ lives outside of the classroom.

Unfinished projects or papers sometimes need the extended time a weekend offers. Some students work after school or are involved in extracurricular activities, so they are not able to get what they need to get done during the week. It is true in which some students have events that take the entire weekend and homework over those days are added stress, but those are not very often. On top of that, most teachers are lenient on giving extensions for unplanned circumstances.

While it can not be helped, homework should not happen all the time over the weekend, only when it is necessary. Most students do not mind doing a little bit of homework sometimes, but when it starts to get in the way of their family and social life, then it starts to become a problem for them. Students would much rather go and hang out with their friends then do homework, but there are times where students have to sit down and get work done.

It is not a bad thing for students to bring home work from school but some students believe that school work should stay in school. Although this is understandable, there is not enough time during the school day to finish all that needs to be learned. Going home and doing some school work helps students remember what they were taught in school. It also allows them to get help from older siblings or parents if there is something they do not understand.

Though most students would disagree, having homework over the weekends is not as troublesome as they think.


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