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BAN HOMEWORK! (or at least make less of it)

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Homework is making life at home not fun for many kids. Teachers are just giving way to much if i get two million people to sighn please ban homework!

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January 12, 2017
Someone from Las Vegas, NV writes:
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There shouldn't even be homework . 7 hours of school is enough stress . Homework is just more of it . When we get out of school we should have all that time to ourselves . Plus school doesn't determine our intelligence . If. I wanna be a math teacher I would go to college for it . When am I gonna use any of he stuff math teacher teach ? "You use math everyday." No I don't -- and definitely not the math you teach . After fifth grade we don't need to learn it anymore all I need to know is multiplication,division,subtraction, and addition . Oh and then the teacher might say engineers use math . Ok if I wanna be an engineer I'll go to college not live with depression because of school . We should really just learn the stuff we ACTUALLY NEED to know . Then when we're adults we can go to college and study for what we want to do as a job. Well we remember anything that we learn in school ? No . And if it was important enough for us and actually needed them we might remember . Do I walk around saying oh I'm this many degrees from this palm tree and I'm at an angle of this and that I need to walk this many squares to gento - no . Never have I ever used anything teaches to me IN MY LIFE AND PROBABLY WONT AS AN ADULT EITHER .
January 12, 2017
Someone from Las Vegas, NV writes:
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There shouldn't even be homework . 7 hours of school is enough stress . Homework is just more of it . When we get out of school we should have all that time to ourselves . Plus school doesn't determine our intelligence . If. I wanna be a math teacher I would go to college for it . When am I gonna use any of he stuff math teacher teach ? "You use math everyday." No I don't -- and definitely not the math you teach . After fifth grade we don't need to learn it anymore all I need to know is multiplication,division,subtraction, and addition . Oh and then the teacher might say engineers use math . Ok if I wanna be an engineer I'll go to college not live with depression because of school . We should really just learn the stuff we ACTUALLY NEED to know . Then when we're adults we can go to college and study for what we want to do as a job. Well we remember anything that we learn in school ? No . And if it was important enough for us and actually needed them we might remember . Do I walk around saying oh I'm this many degrees from this palm tree and I'm at an angle of this and that I need to walk this many squares to gento - no . Never have I ever used anything teaches to me IN MY LIFE AND PROBABLY WONT AS AN ADULT EITHER .
January 10, 2017
Someone from York, PA writes:
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Our school gives so much homework, I literally stayed all night doing a stupid poster on a topic for ancient Rome. Until midnight! And the teachers can't expect us to know the topic right after we learn it. I say NO MORE HOMEWORK!
January 10, 2017
Someone from Glen Echo, MD writes:
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I've just started middle school, and I'm already WAY overstressed! Most of you know what Outdoor Ed is, right? We still got homework over that, when we were supposed to be having fun. I'm not sleeping enough - I've actually been having trouble waking up, and I've developed eye bags recently. I think homework shouldn't be ENTIRELY banned, a little review is good, but we should at least reduce the amount!
January 9, 2017
Someone from Shingle Springs, CA writes:
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Sweden is ranked second highest in education and gives little to no homework. Just let that sink in...
January 8, 2017
Jerry S. from Arlington, TX writes:
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homework is too stressful please
January 7, 2017
Someone from Kennesaw, GA writes:
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Tell me Congress, whats the point of homework? Now get back to me when you have a solid answer to where I can not repsond because it is valid.
December 31, 2016
Zane T. from Garden Grove, CA writes:
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I do like the idea of Homework, but I refuse doing it because I do not understand it. It's not that I'm dumb or I don't pay attention, it's just that my teacher does not teach it in a way that I understand. All she does is project notes from a book, that's all she does. We copy the notes and she expects us to understand it. It's just like trying to read a book in Braille, but not given any steps to on how to properly read it. I learn nothing in those sets of notes and I'm expected to solve different types of questions. In those notes it's usually a problem that is being solved, but shows no description of what is happening. How do you expect me to solve problems without the steps. She does not even say or show us anything on how to solve more difficult problems in that kind of problems.
December 31, 2016
Zane T. from Garden Grove, CA writes:
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I do like the idea of Homework, but I refuse doing it because I do not understand it. It's not that I'm dumb or I don't pay attention, it's just that my teacher does not teach it in a way that I understand. All she does is project notes from a book, that's all she does. We copy the notes and she expects us to understand it. It's just like trying to read a book in Braille, but not given any steps to on how to properly read it. I learn nothing in those sets of notes and I'm expected to solve different types of questions. In those notes it's usually a problem that is being solved, but shows no description of what is happening. How do you expect me to solve problems without the steps. She does not even say or show us anything on how to solve more difficult problems in that kind of problems.
December 25, 2016
Someone from Snellville, GA signed.