Ban Homework in Wilbarger County

Ban Homework in Wilbarger County

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Eric Robledo started this petition to Department of Education

   Us students of Elementary School, Middle School, and High School go to to school 8 hours a day, 5 days a week. Sometimes we even have extra curricular activities that have stay at the school longer such as sports, band, choir, and other clubs. We go to school Monday through Friday from 8 am to 4 pm. We spend most of our day at school and only get the weekend to relax before school starts again. 

   I and many others believe that teachers are trained to be able to teach us everything we know in a school day. Most of the time is students get homework is because teachers usually don’t finish a lesson, and have the student do homework to learn about the lesson more. Teachers are supposed to teach the student everything they need to know in class, because at home they have their parents, but not all parents know everything. The teacher has failed their job to teach when they have to send a kid home with homework.

   This ends up leading the student to go home and look it up themselves. This method of looking up answers and solutions on the internet leads to the student cheating on homework assignments, causing them to learn nothing and fail their test. But it’s not completely the students fault, if the teacher was able to teach the student everything then they wouldn’t have to give homework. When a student is given homework, they’re tempted to cheat more often and not learn anything.

   Finally homework doesn’t teach a student anything in a home setting. According to a survey done by USA Today in 2013, 78% of more than 1,000 students believe it is easier to learn in a classroom. At home there is more distractions then at school in a classroom.

   School is already stressing enough as it is, but homework seems to make it more stressing as you’re having to go home and do more work that you should’ve learned in the classroom. It’s not all the students fault either as the teacher fails to cover everything in class. Join me by signing this petition to ban homework in Wilbarger county, and hopefully we can not just ban homework here, but in other parts of the country as well.

   Thank you for your attention,

          Vernon High School Junior, Eric Robledo

 

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