Who is Affected?
Many research articles show that homework causes massive stress if given too much. In Finland, the schools decided to give only 30 minutes of homework to all to the kids, and they found that the grades went up, as the children were less stressed and happier. And now, Finland is one of the most academically achieved countries in the world.
Another study that occurred was when a high school math teacher in the USA conducted an experiment. He gave his students homework for the first semester, then he made them take a test. Then, the next semester he gave his kids no homework and made them take the same test (Of the sorts) and their grades skyrocketed. These are only two of the many experiments done proving that no homework raises students grades.
6th-grade student of Singapore American School, Nick Rathband, says “Homework is the worst. I always find myself procrastinating*, then getting stressed about it. It sucks, really.” This is just one example of how students get stressed out by homework. A teacher at Singapore American School Wendy Windust gives her opinion on homework. “The relevance of the work depends on the purpose. I give practice homework sometimes or reading. I do not agree with giving kids homework just to give out extra work, though.” What Mrs. Windust means by this is that she doesn’t agree with homework just to give out extra work, but she does believe in homework that could give her student’s practice at home.