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Is Homework On The Weekends Illegally

  • Kids need to have fun too!

    Kids need to have their fun! Kids already have 7 hours school and adults have about the same amounts of hours of work. Most jobs(almost all) have no work on weekends and it would be dumb if they went to their job anyways. Homework is like that. I do think it is okay if kids study and teachers tell kids to study over weekends, because that's like getting ready for a meeting at a job, that they may have on Monday. But, i do not think it is okay for kids to have homework.

  • It doesn't make sense

    The weekends should be a time of relaxation, not a time to be doing work for school. Most students in junior high school have about 3 to 4 hours of homework already. Having the students more work on the weekends adds to the stress of the weekly workload. Also the term "homework" includes studying for tests, meaning the argument includes tests given on Mondays and Tuesdays.

  • It ruins weekends.

    Students already have enough homework during the week. Most kids look forward to the weekend to relax, after going to school for 35 hours every week. It can be especially stressful if you have a family event over the weekend that you have to attend, but most teachers do not care, they will still mark you down for not handing in your weekend homework. Don't go saying "do it Friday night" because many kids (including me) have sports Friday night, and are tired, would like to sleep in on Saturday, relax, hang at a friend's house, play video games, something along those lines. I am writing this just after I finished 8 HOURS OF HOMEWORK on Saturday, aside from doing about 3 hours on Friday. Students should NOT have homework on weekends, it's already been proven that homework is stressful enough, but now the fact that it ruins weekends is just not okay.

  • It ruins weekends.

    Students already have enough homework during the week. Most kids look forward to the weekend to relax, after going to school for 35 hours every week. It can be especially stressful if you have a family event over the weekend that you have to attend, but most teachers do not care, they will still mark you down for not handing in your weekend homework. Don't go saying "do it Friday night" because many kids (including me) have sports Friday night, and are tired, would like to sleep in on Saturday, relax, hang at a friend's house, play video games, something along those lines. I am writing this just after I finished 8 HOURS OF HOMEWORK on Saturday, aside from doing about 3 hours on Friday. Students should NOT have homework on weekends, it's already been proven that homework is stressful enough, but now the fact that it ruins weekends is just not okay.

  • They have a life.

    These kids should hang with there family and not sitting with noses in books all the freakin time. They have a life. And some of them have plans in the weekends like a weeding or there birthday that's even worse. You gotta stick your nose in a book on your birthday that's some straight up be.

  • Homework On Weekends Should Be Banned

    I believe schools these days are putting to much pressure on students, and not letting them just experience life as teenager. As a teenager you're expected to do so much. Be active, have a job, stay social, go to school, eat healthy, choose what you want to do with your life, get enough sleep, have family time, and on top of that hours and hours of homework. Weekends, are supposed to give you a break from the week. Catch up on your social life. Breathe. But especially these days, there is so much homework on the weekends. Projects, and assignments. Many kids arenot getting enough time at home with their family's. And when they are home, there's lots of strife over homework. It also puts a lot of stress on parents, because they are expected to help their kids with their homework. So now their kids grades depends on them. A bunch of high-school teachers think that their students should have around 3.5 hours of homework. A day. And I personally think, that is way too much. That's not right. They get back from school between 2 and 4, and then have hours and hours of homework. They hardly get time to look around, and realize how amazing life actually is.

  • Homework On Weekends Should Be Banned

    I believe schools these days are putting to much pressure on students, and not letting them just experience life as teenager. As a teenager you're expected to do so much. Be active, have a job, stay social, go to school, eat healthy, choose what you want to do with your life, get enough sleep, have family time, and on top of that hours and hours of homework. Weekends, are supposed to give you a break from the week. Catch up on your social life. Breathe. But especially these days, there is so much homework on the weekends. Projects, and assignments. Many kids are not getting enough time at home with their family's. And when they are home, there's lots of strife over homework. It also puts a lot of stress on parents, because they are expected to help their kids with their homework. So now their kids grades depends on them. A bunch of high-school teachers think that their students should have around hours of homework. A day. And I personally think, that is way too much. That's not right. They get back from school between 2 and 4, and then have hours and hours of homework. They hardly get time to look around, and realize how amazing life actually is.

  • It is stressful

    It is stressful enough to go to school for 40 hours a week, then we turn around to no break on the weekend? No, homework on weekends is too stressful on the teenage brain and I think that homework on weekends should be banned to allow kids to relax and get away from homework for a couple days.

  • Because weekends are fun 🤑

    I do not think kids should have homework on the weekends because weekends are supposed to be fun and have fun with your family friends and you do not want to learn myself you really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really want to have fun

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  • Hi, I just read your article Titled “Can You ‘Opt Out’ of Homework?” (Click HERE for the original article.) I enjoyed the article but I guess I need a more concrete answer to the question of my legal homework rights: CAN I LEGALLY OPT OUT OF HOMEWORK FOR MY CHILD?
    – Dawn, SOAR® Parent

    The answer is a resounding, Yes!

    You have legal homework rights to put limits on your child’s homework time.

    Legal Homework Rights

    You absolutely do have legal rights to put reasonable limits on your child’s homework time. The legal tool you want to use is called a 504. For a link that provides a quick overview to the 504 law, click HERE.

    504: The Legal Homework Rights Tool

    Basically, the 504 law refers to legal homework rights (known as “accommodations”) that must be made for a child’s “impairment.” As you’ll read, “impairments” are defined very loosely throughout the law, and this is done purposely to accommodate all students’ various needs. If your child has a diagnosis of ADHD, Dyslexia, etc. that will help, but it’s not necessary.

    I have seen the 504 law used throughout my career as an educator for students and their legal homework rights.  I have also used it with my own children to get schools to accommodate what I felt was appropriate.

    The 504 Process

    The actual 504 process includes paperwork and a series of meetings. The meetings typically include a school counselor, a teacher, an administrator, and you and your child. In the meeting, all of your concerns will be documented and specific actions or remedies (like limiting homework) will be recorded. This document becomes a legally binding contract that your child’s teacher and administrator are required to uphold.

    Legal Homework Rights:
    What’s a Reasonable Amount of Time for Homework?

    So, what is a reasonable recommendation for time spent on homework?

    We support the “10 Minute Rule.”  That’s a maximum of 10 minutes times the grade-level of the child. So, 10-minute max for 1st grade, 20-minute max for 2nd grade, up to 120-minute max for 12th grade.

    The “10-minute rule” is a great accommodation for a 504, because it is set to increase the limit on homework time as the child progresses through school.

    Your child’s school will not offer you this option on a silver platter, and there’s a good reason.  We’re not talking about eliminating homework just to create an easy path for our children.  Parents that have significant battles over homework, that can easily last an hour or more, understand that homework reaches a point where is not productive.

    In fact,too much homework is destructive to the motivation of students.  This is the point where we want to pursue our Legal Homework Rights.

    In addition to pursuing 504 accommodations, you may want to give your students better skills to handle the demands of school.  To learn more about the SOAR® Parent Products, click HERE.

    Sincerely,

     

    Brian

    BW 02042016

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