Sitting down at a table EVERY SINGLE DAY after school for at least an half hour definitely isn’t living the dream.Instead of basking on a beach in a tropical paradise, you’re stuck sitting at the table squinting at a computer screen or a Spanish worksheet that makes no sense whatsoever.However, students are already in school for most of their day.
In fact, more than 56% of students say that homework is a major reason they stress about school.
The National Education Association and the National Parent-Teacher Association have agreed on a standard amount of time students should spend on homework. Students should spend 10 minutes a night, per grade level working on homework.
On the other hand, Abby N., also from the 7th grade Gold team thinks that homework is helpful.
“It’s a good review on what we do in class, though, it gets excessive after 5-10 minutes of homework for each class.
However, homework can also reduce the amount of free time students have.
This can cut into time students have for hobbies, sports teams, bonding with family, and visiting friends.
That means that if a student is in grade 1, they should spend 10 minutes on homework every night.
If they are in grade 10, they should spend 100 minutes on homework.
A study by the University of Phoenix surveyed over 1,000 teachers asking how much homework they were assigning.
Below is the average amount of homework being assigned each night: These numbers show that the time spent on homework dramatically increases during high school.