Homework: we should not feel the need

Homework: a concept that everyone knows about. When they hear it, some groan while others stand tall. Homework is a game changer for all students. It can help them succeed, or it can block them from achieving their academic goals. But is it really worth it? Is it worth the stress and anxiety most students have to feel accomplished? Students, like most people in the world, have a life outside of school, whether it be sports, hobbies, time with family, or in my case, nap time, non-stressful activities are what most students look forward too each day, not academics. We want to have lives outside of school that arent being flooded by loads of homework each night. But when there’s too much homework, we are prevented from doing the things we love. Life for high school students is revolving so much around school that we have no breaks to do anything else. Also, many students stay up all throughout the night to finish their homework, only to fall asleep and not focus the next day in class. School and its workload is becoming to be very exhausting, we should not feel the need to be a perfectionist and should know that life will work out just fine.A mother decided to create a movie about it called “A Race to Nowhere”. The director of the film plays a mother who witnesses her daughter have panic attacks over the thought and stress of school and how to balance her life, which is a very common problem that some students suffer with. It’s about a girl in their community who committed suicide after getting a poor grade on her math test because she had the mindset that only perfectionism is acceptable and is the only way to build a successful life for herself.But there are somethings that doing homework can teach you in the real world, It can teach you things such as responsibility by getting the assignment done on time and being accountable for our own actions. It also teaches us things such as time management and putting our priorities before anything else. As a student, we are still growing, our brains aren’t fully developed and its crucial to remain healthy so we need to get lots of exercise and free time. Something that we could do in thirty minutes if fully rested and energized could easily drag on for hours if we’re restless and can’t focus because we just left seven hours of school to directly jump into three hours of homework. Seven hours of school should be plenty of time to learn anything, sure we have lunch and passing periods which leaves us with about 5 hours that are spent learning, but if we can’t meet your standards within that time period then there is a problem. And instead of dumping loads of homework on us to compensate, schools should look at how they can rework teaching systems in class to make the most of the time you have in school. Many adults get angry if their work life spills over into their personal life. They like to go out after work and spend time with friends. But us students should get the same respect, school is a time for learning, and it takes up much of the day. After school should be the time for pursuing our own hobbies and personal pastimes.