English_Master February 7, 2016 No Comments
KINDERGARTNERS Kindergartners should not have homework; first grad­ers should not have homework; fifth grade…maybe. In this fast-paced, super-information age, children are being given more and more homework at a younger and younger age. I imagine, sometime in the near future, pre-school students will bring home some sort of “Mommy, you have to help me with this or I’ll get a bad grade”, homework. Not to say that it isn’t good, or isn’t productive, but I say that it isn’t a good idea to give early grammar school students more than they can com­plete in class. First of all, school already takes up around seven hours of their day, seven hours per day learning grammar and general education; do they need an extra hour of work every day? Secondly, nowadays there are many single working-par­ent families and families in which both parents hold full time jobs; they may not have the time, ability, or willpower left after working, making meals, keeping house, and giving baths, to help their children with homework. Also, when children get out of school they want to play with their friends, pets, Lego’s, and do the things children like to do, they don’t want to go home and do more schoolwork, nor should they have to. A...
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