A Stanford researcher found that students in high-achieving communities who spend too much time on homework experience more stress, physical health problems, a lack of balance and even alienation from society. More than two hours of homework a night may be counterproductive, according to the study. Education scholar Denise Pope has found that too much homework has negative effects on student well-being and behavioral engagement. Image credit: L. A Stanford researcher found that too much homework can negatively affect kids, especially their lives away from school, where family, friends and activities matter.
Health Hazards of Homework
Negative Effects of Having Excessive Homework - New Kids Center
Patti Neighmond. Colleen Frainey, 16, of Tualatin, Ore. Toni Greaves for NPR hide caption. When high school junior Nora Huynh got her report card, she was devastated to see that she didn't get a perfect 4.
Yolanda Mcknight Smith, 18, Fort Gratiot, Michigan. When I needed to speak about violence, I got overwhelmed with anxiety. It was horrble to read about those iisues that occur on streets, gangs, rape, etc. I definitely needed help to pass the class. My instructir did not care if the topic was too disturbing for me. So, I had to get some external assistance, and here I am, writing these words of gratitude. My speech was emotional and appealing, feeled with arguments and common sense. I liked it, absolutely liked it!
The Pros and Cons of Homework
One study at Stanford found that excessive homework in teens sometimes over three hours a day! Less than 1 percent of the students said homework was not a stressor. Currently, 29 states and the District of Columbia have school days throughout the school year….
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