Homework causes many students stress. And not little amounts either. Large amounts of stress that last the whole week that can cause mental illnesses in the long run such as depression and anxiety “But you may be saying school is only 5 days”. But no! Many schools use online homework such as Moby Max or Membean. This lasts through the week. Especially if students forget about it and have to do it all on one day. In Finland, schools get little to no homework a night and have shorter classes still with a higher graduation rate that the United States. Studies show that the average homework per hour for high schoolers can get up to 17.5 hours a week. While in Finland they get about 2.8 hours a week. That is 2.5 hours a day compared to .4 hours a day. Finish schools are also only about 3 hours and 45 minutes long compared to 6.5 hours a day. 6.5 hours plus homework time is 9 hours of your day gone to work. Teenagers are shown to need over 9 hours of sleep a night. With over 18 hours of you day used from school, homework and sleep you are left with six hours dedicated to “free time” and after your free time the cycle starts all over again. Even studying for tests, quizzes and exams or even read large amounts of pages of your school book a night can add more time. Leaving you to stay up during the night and taking away more of the few hours you get to have to your self. With little hours of sleep. Your school work is shown to have less effort and therefore leading to your grades plummeting. Therefore sign this petition to end homework and to make students lives less stressful.