Ban Homework Debate

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It's just kind of overloaded and some students can't handle.KID 1: I'd say overall a ban on homework is a bad idea because school's meant to be a time for people to be learning and it's like a pathway to their future career.

They're not necessarily learning that much more doing it and that it's causing more stress for kids, parents and teachers than it's worth.

But before you go tearing up your books and calling for your non-existent dog you'd better turn the page to hear the other side of this debate.

After a Montreal school announced it would ban homework, the question feared by parents across the world reared its head once again: Why should anyone do their homework?

The role of homework in classrooms is not a new debate, and studies differ on where the focus should lie.

KID 3: I think when you'd rather be doing something else like playing with family or friends, then you just feel like - can we get it done with? It's a question some people have been asking lately, including principals at a few primary schools in WA.

KID 2: I'm meant to do around two hours, but I usually only do one hour.

Rosenworcel told stories of kids around the country going to diners and parking lots to access the internet service they need to complete school assignments—and how fixes like Wi-Fi on school buses could help those kids keep up with their classmates.

A similar divide in another part of the world saw a much broader policy change.

A lot of educators still think homework is a really good thing. They say practise is the key to getting better at things so taking some work home can really help you learn.

It can also teach you how to complete tasks in your own time and lets you finish work you didn't get time to do at school, and it helps to prepare you guys for high school where more homework's pretty much a given.

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