The Homework Wars


Kids don’t want to do it.
Teachers don’t want to grade it.
Experts don’t even know if it has any true education value.
So the question is: Is homework really necessary?

No thorough answer to the homework question would be complete without the input of students.
After surveying 72 students in the south Los Angeles middle and high school, students expressed a desire to move beyond the “how many pages?” homework mentality. Many of the surveyed students preferred challenging homework assignments that “make us think” or “involves a part of our lives.”