Snarfangel: Parents in good homes will give their children interesting and educational things to do with their time
Eddie Adams from Torrance: Assigned homework is bullshiat.If they can't fit all of the learnin they need into an 8 hour day then they're not doing it right.
BumpInTheNight: It's 5:30 p.m. and getting dark outside, as kids pour out of Gutenberg Elementary School in Paris 15th arrondissement.5:30pm let-out time? Whew things have changed.
Ed Willy: Actually, trying to fix the circle of poverty and bad home life is much harder for the government to do. Government and schools alone cannot fix the bad thinking patterns that trap people in a cycle of shiat jobs and poor decisions.
nmemkha: We need to return to actually teaching critical thinking and imparting knowledge rather than rote memorization to pass standardized tests.
Arkanaut: BumpInTheNight: It's 5:30 p.m. and getting dark outside, as kids pour out of Gutenberg Elementary School in Paris 15th arrondissement.5:30pm let-out time? Whew things have changed.Hmm... I thought he was exaggerating, but if their school day is that long then throwing extra homework on top of that is kinda messed up. I wonder if they have study hall?
links136: Will intelligence only be judged on repetition and memorization? Will we still force everyone to learn at the same speed even though we learn at different ones? Are people that are supposed to be learning trades left to die and join gangs like they always do?
Abox: When I was real little and my brother had homework, I was jealous of the attention he got when he would spaz out over it. But when I finally had homework I thought it sucked. Forty years later I still think it sucks.
links136: Ed Willy: Actually, trying to fix the circle of poverty and bad home life is much harder for the government to do. Government and schools alone cannot fix the bad thinking patterns that trap people in a cycle of shiat jobs and poor decisions.What, you think schools don't have any affect on thinking patterns?
RandomExcess: The problem is not assigning homework, it is grading it. If you cannot determine the appropriate grade based on in class performance (outside projects/term papers) then you are doing it wrong. So assign all the homework you want, and the student should do as much as they want, but grading it is for losers.
APE992: Then there is the whole writing paper thing that never made sense to me. Most people don't spend their lives writing proposals, dissertations, so I've never understood why high school kids have to write essays comparing/contrasting two books with their teacher offering vague feedback that doesn't really direct how to improve your thought processes to write a better paper later.
cryinoutloud: Well, it does.
vermicious k'nid: Homework is a failed throwback from the 1800s. Get rid of it already.
cptjeff: Kids need practice sets in math? Have them do them in class once a week.
cptjeff: But there's no justification for the routine time suck that a lot of homework has become.
Erom: Wow, amazed that the attitude is anti-homework here. If I didn't have homework in school, I would have been absolutely worthless in college. Homework is a great character builder and teaches kids that life can suck sometimes.
cptjeff: Erom: Wow, amazed that the attitude is anti-homework here. If I didn't have homework in school, I would have been absolutely worthless in college. Homework is a great character builder and teaches kids that life can suck sometimes.Ah, character building. The traditional excuse given when you have no good reason, but want a kid to do something anyway.I did find in college after blowing off a pretty fair amount of homework in school prior. I had simply learned early to distinguish between what was important for me to understand the material and bullshiat make work.
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