No Homework For K-12

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No Homework For K-12

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Joshua Fenton started this petition to Colchester Connecticut Superintendent Of Schools

I am Joshua Fenton, 8th Grader in WJJMS, and I am working to shrink the amount of homework we have to 2-3 times a week per class or make homework, un-mandatory. This means that if homework is not done our grade will not be affected, but homework can be done as extra credit. With homework, after school some kids spend hours on homework, not being able to text, or go and hang out with friends. Whether it be at the green, at the Colchester Youth Center, or it be at the Recreation Complex, we cannot have free time to play and do these things because of homework. Adults have to realize what homework is limiting us to in our personal lives. If teachers really want to teach us something for when we get out of school, the teachers need to gain the audacity to say it and teach us it during school time. 

In The Declaration Of The Rights Of The Child, Principle 2 states “This enables the child to develop physically, morally, spiritually, and socially in a healthy and normal manner and in conditions of freedom and dignity. The best interest of a child shall be the paramount consideration.” This shows that we should be able to develop in a normal manner, homework is not helping our brains develop because we are learning these things during class time. Principle 7 states “The best interest of a child shall be the guiding principle of those responsible for the child's education and guidance.” Showing that our best interest should be what we do in free time, chores, etc. are already part of our daily lives, and causing homework just makes our free time even shorter.

Limiting homework could help kids also. This could help kids exercise if they do not have the time and be more healthy. Limiting homework could help children in many ways and is something to very much take into consideration

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