Traditional homework set by primary schools has been around for generations. But now, a growing number of Western Australia schools have controversially imposed the 'no homework policy' so students can spend their time at home relaxing, reading and playing. As furious debate spark over whether children should be assigned homework, parenting expert Justin Coulson said the daily 'chore' should be banned. Appearing on the Today show, the Australian father - who already bans his six daughters from doing homework - said kids shouldn't be 'loaded with extra shift'. Traditional homework set by primary schools has been around for decades stock image. Australian parenting expert Justin Coulson pictured said homework should be banned.
Thirty hours? For most children, mandatory homework assignments push their workweek far beyond the school day and deep into what any other laborers would consider overtime. Even without sports or music or other school-sponsored extracurriculars, the daily homework slog keeps many students on the clock as long as lawyers, teachers, medical residents, truck drivers and other overworked adults. Is it any wonder that,deprived of the labor protections that we provide adults, our kids are suffering an epidemic of disengagement, anxiety and depression?
Homework was a staple of the public and private schooling experience for many of us growing up. There were long nights spent on book reports, science projects, and all of those repetitive math sheets. In many ways, it felt like an inevitable part of the educational experience.
Homework has been given to students because teachers believe it helps them remember what they learn at school, and helps them learn the material better. Too much homework is not helpful, and can be unhealthy. Excessive amounts of time spent on homework can take away from kids social lives, family time, and sports or other activities.