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Should Students Have Homework Over The Weekend

During the school year, weekends are the only time students can have free time to spend with their family and friends, unlike weekdays when students are piled on with loads of homework given by teachers. Students should not have homework on the weekends because it interferes with other obligations such as the time you can spend relaxing with family, resting, and studying the knowledge previously learned that week.

On a typical school night, a high school student spends around two hours, at a minimum each night on homework, according to a survey from directhit.com.  During weekdays students miss out on sleep, socializing, and crucial family time. If a person spends all their time doing homework Monday through Thursday, there should be a break on the weekend for time to catch up on things missed during the week.

During the week, children and family do not spend quality time together because of six hour school day, which is followed up by extracurricular activities and homework.  Parents too long forward to weekend, since they have jobs during the week that demands much of their own time.

Although some believe that homework creates bonding time between parents and students, since parents can aid in their child’s school work, many other parents believe that homework is stressful on kids, and when it comes to the weekend, that time should go towards strengthening the family connection, not doing homework.

Many students are involved in extracurricular activities, sports or even work hours on school nights. This causes students to get home from school late. Kids don’t usually start homework right away; they take care of other priorities first, pushing their homework further into the night.

“After I get home from volleyball, I go right into the shower and eat dinner with my family. By the time everything’s settled, I can’t usually start my hours of homework till 8:30 p.m,” said Danielle Montgomery.

Many other students are put into this situation also cutting down on crucial needed sleep during the week to do well in school the next day. By having this same routine every weekday, when the weekend finally arrives, a student is run down on energy and missing out on a lot of sleep. Knowing that they are free of homework on

those days brings a huge relief and allows them to finally rest and regain energy.

Being assigned loads of homework during a time that you could rest, does not allow you to do so.

Some people may say that with better time management, the student can get his or her homework done in the time needed to still allow a decent night’s sleep. If extra time is needed on an assignment, they can squeeze it in at lunch or even in another class that allows some free time.  When kids try to figure out how to get everything done, but fail, they get discouraged and their work ethic is affected. They have no choice but to stay up late into the evening making sure everything is done for the next day.

Another important argument is that students have other obligations such as church, Sunday school, or sporting events that if they have homework on the weekends, it would prevent them from attending any of them.

Some say this is a lesson that has to be learned, and gives good practice for

Future events, since an adult may be called into work, or have to finish something for a job on the weekends even though he or she has off. Having homework on the weekends as a teen helps you learn responsibility of when to choose work over other plans in the real world. Although it would be good practice for a kid, now isn’t the time to learn because they should enjoy their childhood while they still have it.

  • 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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