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Why do teachers make their students do chores everyday after school aka HOMEWORK instead of letting them do much more constructive
things such as social networking and playing video games?
Posted: Posted January 27th by Weid man
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All of the teaching and learning should be done AT school ONLY or at least optional at home. It is manipulating students and making them be their slaves. Guaranteed my life could have been a million times better had they known my intentions to come on gametalk and make friends and play video games and build my friends this way like I did at school and everywhere but nope they forced me to do hours of homework everyday and weekends too. Making friends comes first, homework comes second.

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What about like, reading a book for English class? You can't expect them to do all the reading during class time.

Or doing a an extended essay requiring research?

In math classes, if students had to do a series of problems that they just learned about to gauge how well they understand and apply concepts, wouldn't that leave very little time to introduce and explain concepts before that, and their work would be constrained by the class time?



Posted January 27th by Agis
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Homework shouldn’t be required. Nor should any work from school and students shouldn’t get penalized with poor grades unless they are obstruction in class. True most important point about school is to make friends. Don’t label me as a socialist (no pun intended).

Posted January 27th by Weid man
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Yeah school shouldn’t be a competition

Posted January 27th by I killed Mufasa
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I killed Mufasa
long live the king

And some people can teach themselves things that they lovee and it should be illegal for employer to judge employee candaidtes by their educational background. Granted many autisti people get to fixated and teach themselves thingss that they love such as art and literature and music and numbers. Just as black yoshi here he’s very intelligent and learned things all himself. Autism doesn’t need a cure it needs compliance including giving them a free ride from having to do any homework. There doesn’t need to be a cure for learning disabilities in general except if someone is a psychopath.

Posted January 27th by Weid man
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no

Posted January 27th by Pirate_Ninja
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I had a colleague in marching band a while back who spent his first four years of schooling (kindergarten to third grade) in a Montessori school setting (essentially where you yourself are in charge of your own learning), and he told me he learned more in those four years than in the whole of the nine years of traditional school that followed combined. And the Montessori school almost never gave homework. So weid man does have some valid points.

The trouble is that kids nowadays don't know how to show respect, and so in many traditional school settings, especially those in the heart of large cities, classrooms become less about learning and more about babysitting the kids for the day, at least to the teachers. I trained as one in a previous life; as well, I have two cousins who went to a parochial school in town and their cousin on the other side of their family teaches in a traditional high school, and from what they've told me the differences are startling. In my cousins' Catholic school you were expected to work your ass off, whereas in a traditional school setting students as a whole seem much more lackadaisical in their approach: my cousin Andrew read a book in English class in little more than a week, and his cousin's class took nearly an entire semester to make it through the same book.

All in all, it's appalling. The school I student-taught in was an Expeditionary Learning Outward Bound charter school which focused as much on character education as academic education and had the students doing a ton of research in real life, out in the field; and yet, even there, in a school which taught among other things respect, some of the students just didn't have any.

What this all leads to is teachers assigning tons of homework not because they want to, nor because it's meaningful in any way, but because they just can't cover all the material they need to cover in class and they have to assign the rest as homework. Simple as that.

Posted January 28th by Black Yoshi
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I hate homework too. It sucks and I would have much rather played with my friends and played video games instead of doing homework as a kid. And most of the time I would blow it off and take my B-'s and C's instead of getting A's like I probably could have.

As other's have pointed out, homework is usually used to cover or reiterate what teachers don't have time to cover in class. Teacher's have only a few months to cover a subject. perhaps if our summer vacations were shorter then there would be more time to cover topics, but in the U.S. thats not going to happen.

Also, if you think the amount of homework assigned in grade, middle and highschool is alot then wait until you get into college. For each week in just one of my classes for my Networking and Cyber Security degree, I had a 60 page guided practice to read through and perform all the exercises in it, type up a 1000 word summary of it, ready several assignments, write a 1500 word discussion post in the online classroom and then respond to 3 others with atleast 500 words. Thats not taking into account the Projects that had to be done every couple weeks on top of that.

try taking 4 of those classes in a semester while working full-time and having a family. It's hard and it makes the amount of homework assigned in highschool seem like a joke.

Though sometimes I get to have fun projects like the one I did a couple years ago where I wrote a techinical maunal on how to replace the thumbstick in a Nintendo 64 controller.

Posted January 28th by Q
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as well, I have two cousins who went to a parochial school in town and their cousin on the other side of their family teaches in a traditional high school, and from what they've told me the differences are startling. In my cousins' Catholic school you were expected to work your ass off, whereas in a traditional school setting students as a whole seem much more lackadaisical in their approach: my cousin Andrew read a book in English class in little more than a week, and his cousin's class took nearly an entire semester to make it through the same book.

that's interesting to hear, because my experience was quite different. My elementary years were spent at a Catholic school, where I had mostly the same 20-odd classmates all the way through eighth grade. Classes were easy, there was a dedicated religion class every day (only Catholicism of course, why learn about any of the others?), art/music/P.E. once a week each, a half-day on the first Friday of every month (with the last hour spent at mass). During the first and second grade, my best friend and I took our math and english classes with the grade above ours because they said we were at a higher level than the rest of our class (I mean...we still were after that point, they just didn't make special accommodations for us anymore) - after that, our class was basically together all the time until junior high, where they split math classes into regular and advanced courses. Really, it was a big ol' cakewalk and I probably still have the piles of award certificates for straight As and shit in a box somewhere (despite literally never studying an hour of my life up through then - just going to class, doing the homework, and then going outside or playing video games or w/e).

then I moved on to a public high school, where I found that the smart kids from public schools had learned a whole bunch of shit I'd never heard of and everything got much tougher. I also suddenly got to experience things like a larger student body, choice of classes (and multiple levels for them), daily P.E., and REAL PEOPLE OF DIFFERENT ETHNICITIES AND BELIEFS I COULD TALK TO (seriously, I could probably count the black/Asian/etc. kids I knew all through elementary school on one hand). It took a huge adjustment to function properly, but I also got a hell of a lot more out of it in pretty much every respect.

literal day one of freshman math:

teacher testing everyone's starting level: "okay so how do we multiply these two binomials"
what the fuck is a binomial
most of the class: "you foil them"
my lunch is wrapped in foil, what the hell is everybody talking about oh god

Posted January 28th by Pirate_Ninja
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I know PN hates this band but hey this song should be played st every school dance. Mock the entire school staff.
https://youtu.be/34ZmKbe5oG4
And mock trump too since he’s buidojng another brick in the wall.

Posted January 29th by Weid man
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"Trump sucks, stop giving kids homework and encourage them to go on Facebook and play video games more LOL"

Posted January 30th by where the tropius live
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My ap us history teacher from high school hates trump and he told us who the man was (this was back in 2006-20007 when I had him as a student). I bet he wants to kill donald trump right now. And sad that John Stewart closed the daily show which he always showed our class. But FUCK YOU for giving me hours of homework daily.

Posted January 30th by Weid man
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literal day one of freshman math:

teacher testing everyone's starting level: "okay so how do we multiply these two binomials"
what the fuck is a binomial
most of the class: "you foil them"
my lunch is wrapped in foil, what the hell is everybody talking about oh god

Hah, I also went to Catholic school from grades 1-5 (the school went up to grade 8 but I was getting buliled so hard at the Catholic school and the teachers and principal wouldn't do anything about it so my parents took me out). Starting grade 6 I went to a middle school and I was quite behind in the math area because the Catholic school took it pretty slow. I remember doing Algebra A in 8th grade math which was just half of Algebra I so I had to take Algebra I in the summer just to catch up for high school geometry. I ended up making it to Calculus by my senior year.

I was a student that got bullied so hard in my elementary school years that it made me not care about school and get just B's and C's without a care. It was enough to have my parents not get mad and it gave me plenty of time to play my vidya. When I actually started to give a crap (senior year, lol) and try just even a bit I got A's and have pretty much had A's from then on. Even through the whole of college I think I got 2 C's, like 3 B's and everything else as A's. I think that Montessori school would've been neat but my parents were not loaded and gave up so much money just to go to a Catholic school.

Posted January 30th by Fox Forever
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what the fuck is a binomial


to be fair I went to a public school and still dont know what a binomial is. I cant do math :(

Posted January 30th by S.O.H.
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I’m very sorry that you got bullied in school when you were young fox. You can have all of the friends you meet when you come to my house. I openly share the wealth of social networking with everyone and criticize my parents stingy political viewpoints.



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