Most students are eager to learn and want to succeed in school. Though lack of their attention towards homework is decreasing every year. while some students are claiming that there is too much homework given.
Board members of the Public Schools System and even principles of private schools have been debating and speculating this topic. A High School Principle asks, “Do our students lack the self-motivation to handle assignments at home or is there too much homework in general?
These are the questions that are being thrown around within the Education Systems daily.
“We’re all human,” a student comments. “We can’t help it if we slack off sometimes and forget to do things.”
Another student replies saying “It’s just distractions. Things that pull us away from our academic needs. There aren’t enough hours in the day.”
A number of studies have shown that students who participate in class have a 40% chance of getting an honest passing grade.
Though the other 60% that do participate don’t get the grade because of their lack of attention towards homework.
“There’s no one to tell you to do it. I can’t just take my teacher home to tell me to do my homework. No one is there to say ‘ You need to know this’, or, ‘Do it and finish it.’ ” A student debates on the situation.
Commitments they have made somewhere else is their main focus outside of school. Sports, Clubs, volunteer work, part-time jobs, and even religious activities keep them active. ” These things aren’t bad but it has students’ grades dropping.” a concerned teacher explains.
With this thought in mind some schools are believing differently. A Vice Principle sits in during a high school class and listens to what is being taught. She understands it easily enough, but is astonished at the amount of homework that is given.
Schools are starting to believe that teachers are giving students too much homework. Certain members of the schools faculty are noticing that a high school student has too much to accomplish in one night. Telling teachers that they should be giving less homework. These statements have already been put it into action.
An alternative to this problemwould be giving into giving less homework to students . will be more engaged within class rooms. Many even feel more like they can achieve more with others around them doing the same work.