The amount of homework children bring home every day can be overwhelming. A University of Michigan study found that the amount of homework had increased 51 percent since While many educators use homework to supplement the material learned in class, homework doesn't always improve academic performance, and a "Review of Educational Research" study found that the current way teachers assign homework is not academically beneficial. Students who struggle with homework or who get a large volume of homework each night can experience negative effects in their family and social relationships. Homework takes time away from other pursuits. Children who have a large quantity of homework have less time to spend with their families and friends as regular social interaction plays a critical role in brain development.
What Negative Effects Does Homework Have on a Student's Social & Family Life?
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The pressure of school is pounding down on some students. Seven hours of school, plus homework can be a lot for anyone. But, on top of all that students have other things to do. After all according to a student survey, students out of at RRHS participate in activities other than school, and 82 out of students have a job, over 50 percent. No wonder students are stressed.
Growing number of elementary schools now homework-free
A small but growing number of elementary schools and individual teachers are doing away with the after-school chore to allow kids more time to play, participate in activities, spend time with families, read and sleep. There's been pushback against homework from parents in recent years who say their children's time is monopolized by other activities, said Steven Geis, president of the National Elementary School Principals' Association. At North Trail Elementary School, in Farmington, Minnesota, where he is principal, students do what he says is engaging homework.
Last Updated: May 14, References. This article was co-authored by Ronitte Libedinsky, MS. There are 11 references cited in this article, which can be found at the bottom of the page. This article has been viewed , times.