Make Homework Less Stress, More Meaning
  • Petitioned Schools Across the Nation

This petition was delivered to:

Schools Across the Nation

Make Homework Less Stress, More Meaning

    1. Courtney C.
    2. Petition by

      Courtney C.

      Short Hills, NJ

As a seventh grader in Millburn Middle School, I have found that so far my middle school experience has been incredible. However we do get a considerable amount of homework, and some of it seems unnecessary.

Although I am not opposed to the idea of homework, I believe that sometimes it is stressful and not always meaningful. For example, homework that is just an assignment for the point of being an assignment may take over an hour for a student to do, but they might learn nothing from it. Long term assignments with deep meaning would be more effective than day to day work that is not beneficial to students' learning.

Over time, when large quantities of busy work are given, doing homework becomes less about learning and absorbing information, but more about writing down answers without understanding concepts. I feel that if day to day homework takes a lot of time for students and possibly takes away from their learning, the amount of day to day homework should be reduced and be replaced with a smaller amount of more in-depth long term projects or assignments. This would minimize wasted time for busy students and maximize the amount that they learn. 

Additionally, the time that students are using to do their homework might be taking away from other focuses in their lives besides school. Homework could be taking away from family time. If homework is not helping kids to learn and it is taking time away from what really matters, the amount given and its content should be reconsidered. 

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 50 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Alex Gedstad SAINT PAUL, MN
      • over 2 years ago

      Students need more time for creativity.

    • Lynn Klar SAVANNAH, GA
      • over 3 years ago

      I completely understand, its the same in HS and college, work just for the point of work. I always wanted school to be longer so that more time could be put towards the understanding of the materials. As a Kinetic learner it is hard when all you have is a book, read over and over. Still don't get. Show me Teach me, don't just tell me. Homework should be where the Student shows they know the material, make them teach a part of the class, to ensure they know it.

    • Courtney C. SHORT HILLS, NJ
      • over 3 years ago

      Thank you to everyone who has signed this petition so far. Please send it to everyone you know who might be interested. Thank you so much.

    • Claire S. MILLBURN, NJ
      • over 3 years ago

      watch race to nowhere!!

    • Marleigh F. YOYOYOYO, NJ
      • over 3 years ago

      sign this........

      for the children


    Develop your own tools to win.

    Use the API to develop your own organizing tools. Find out how to get started.