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.
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?
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.
Pray 4 Mojo: It's cute that most of you think school is about education... and not about training young minds how to jump through societal hoops and be good, obedient citizens.
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.
dave2198: Let me get this straight... countries are falling behind in math..math requires repetition to learn...decrease the amount of repetition...better math scores?
ApatheticMonkey: For all of you farkers who think that homework is unnecessary and useless, I'd like you to go do something. Go find yourself a teacher that operates outside of a school environment - a sports coach, or a piano teacher or something. Now make your same argument to them, but replace "homework" with "practice".And essays and disserations teach us to use critical thinking and be able to back up our statements and arguments using facts and the opinions of credible sources. Otherwise, we'll all end up like that "study it out" lady.
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.
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.
vermicious k'nid: Homework is a failed throwback from the 1800s. Get rid of it already.
nmemkha: We need to return to actually teaching critical thinking and imparting knowledge rather than rote memorization to pass standardized tests.
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.
Snarfangel: Parents in good homes will give their children interesting and educational things to do with their time
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