Less Homework During Pandemic - Northville Public Schools

Less Homework During Pandemic - Northville Public Schools

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It is quite absurd how much homework we are constantly getting, especially at a high school level, during a global pandemic. You'd think that during this time, things like homework wouldn't be stressed as much as they are. Yes, we get it, homework is somewhat necessary and helps us review information. But quite a bit of the homework we receive is just busy work!! In general, homework is something that elevates someone's stress level. And we are just kids, we definitely shouldn't be dealing with this much stress. According to a study by Stanford University, 56 per cent of students considered homework a primary source of stress. Too much homework can result in lack of sleep, headaches, exhaustion and weight loss. 

I don't think anyone really could've guessed that we would live through a global pandemic in our lifetime, this is the type of things you read in history books, not something you think you would go through! But guess what, we are in fact going through this, and it's hard on all  of us! 

Many people during this time are either: contracting Covid-19, having family members who have Covid-19, have friends/family who are in the hospital due to this virus, or (unfortunately) know people who have passed from this terrible virus. Death is not an easy thing to handle, and a lot of people who have experienced a love one dying don't always talk about it. So, how would you know they are going through it? You most likely wont. See, some people's grades may drop because they are going through things like this. Some people's grades may not drop, because they are scared of what is deemed as 'failure' if they don't get good grades. Many students face this struggle constantly, whether they have dealt with a great loss or not. We are too scared to not do the work or not do well that we risk our mental health and wellbeing.

Now, we aren't saying you don't care about us, we are sure you do. We just don't think you understand what we are going through. 
Now, take some time to think about this question:

Is a student's health more important, or their grades?

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