Thursday, May 26, 2011

Longer School=Less Homework, Right?

         In my opinion, homework is the absolute worst thing about school. If it weren't for that darn homework, I really wouldn't mind school one bit. Here's my plan. We eliminate homework altogether by making school an hour or so longer. Here's why. That last hour of school could be more of a study hall time (Which any of the kids in band in my school don't get, which we think is bogus.) The teachers could be there to help us when we ran into problems with our homework, so we don't have to stay up until 1 am trying to do our math.

       It could work like this. Teachers could assign homework just like they always do, and then an hour before school was over, all the students and teachers could head down to the cafeteria and have a huge study hall. This way, if you don't understand something, you could get it explained to you, by the teacher who assigned it to you. Then, if you still don't finish your homework, you could take it home and do it there, (and at least you'd have a better understanding of it.)

        Some people are totally against this plan. I can kind of see their points, but I sure do not agree with them. A lot of people against this plan think that homework should be done at home, and that's just the way learning is. Some of them also would rather have more of their after-school time free to do other things (it's not really free if you have buckets of homework...) And lastly, some of them just like doing their homework in the quiet of their own home without lots of other kids there.

       So, who's with me? Who'd rather have more school and less/no homework? It'd help you to make sure you got it done, and understood it, and it frees up the rest of your evening. I think it's a great plan... how about you?


What do you think? Do you like my plan? Do you have a different (possibly) better idea? Do you already do something like this at your school? Are you already out for summer vacation? Please post your answers in a comment, because I sincerely do care about your opinions.

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