I’m sure that, at some point in time, most of you have had an issue with or been interested in if the amount of school work that is being placed on not only college students but on young children as well, is bad for the health of an individual. Over the years it has been found that the amount of homework for all age levels has drastically increased.
Is this a bad thing? Some may say that it helps to build responsibility, time management skills, and even help to prepare students for “real life challenges.” But my opinion is a little different. Although, I do agree that homework and studying for class is 100% necessary and does teach basic life skills that everyone needs but I do believe, some schools, have taken it too far. Especially on young children and high school students.
Studies have shown that too much school work can affect individuals in multiple ways, in and out of the classroom. This can be anything from home life, to athletics, to even decreasing average ability to perform well in the classroom. CNN states that, “fights and conflicts over homework were 200% more likely in families where parents did not have at least a college degree.” This shows that most children may be learning things that even most parents may not have learned as children. Which is okay when talking about new, or better, forms of practice in school. But for example, in my household, when I was in high school my parents were not able to always help me with my studies. They would make comments that as an eighth grader I was learning things they didn’t learn until high school. Aside from issues in the family, this could also set children back from playing a sport that they enjoy, spending time working on social skills, or even being able to grow up exploring the outside world and environment. So I’ll leave you with the question, what is your opinion?