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Thread: Is Homework Detention necessary?

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    Re: Is Homework Detention necessary?

    This thread is full of flawed beliefs: There's the flawed premise that forcing students to do homework is the same as educating them. There's the flawed premise that the stuff that they're learning is adequately preparing them for the real world, if only they'd do their homework. And there's the flawed premise that even pointless homework assignments teach students "responsibility," and that this is somehow a good thing.

    As an independently-minded entrepreneur, and as someone who cares about critical thinking and creativity, that last point is especially infuriating to me...as it is exactly the OPPOSITE lesson students should take away from such experiences: If someone is wasting your time, the "responsible" thing to do is to avoid it if possible, and do the bare minimum if it's unavoidable. There will always be people trying to waste your time, and the best course of action is to shut them out of your life as much as possible.
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    Re: Is Homework Detention necessary?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    This thread is full of flawed beliefs: There's the flawed premise that forcing students to do homework is the same as educating them. There's the flawed premise that the stuff that they're learning is adequately preparing them for the real world, if only they'd do their homework. And there's the flawed premise that even pointless homework assignments teach students "responsibility," and that this is somehow a good thing.

    As an independently-minded entrepreneur, and as someone who cares about critical thinking and creativity, that last point is especially infuriating to me...as it is exactly the OPPOSITE lesson students should take away from such experiences: If someone is wasting your time, the "responsible" thing to do is to avoid it if possible, and do the bare minimum if it's unavoidable. There will always be people trying to waste your time, and the best course of action is to shut them out of your life as much as possible.
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    Re: Is Homework Detention necessary?

    Quote Originally Posted by AliHajiSheik View Post
    A whole bunch of fail in this thread, I'm sorry I read it. If doing just enough to get buy is what passes for education nowadays, I'll be hiring more Asians well into the future.
    Make sure those Asians know the difference between "buy" and "by", as long as you're busy criticizing everyone else's education, lol!

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    Re: Is Homework Detention necessary?

    Quote Originally Posted by AliHajiSheik View Post
    A whole bunch of fail in this thread, I'm sorry I read it. If doing just enough to get buy is what passes for education nowadays, I'll be hiring more Asians well into the future.
    So, uh I guess you can't run it all by yourself then. Isn't that the montra? "I built it myself". But then again, you spent your educational years just to make the football team.
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    Re: Is Homework Detention necessary?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    I think homework has gotten WAY out of control. The kids can barely carry all the books they have to carry home as it is. They have like 30 pounds of books in their backpacks. I think homework is a waste of time. Most kids don't do it, or don't do it right anyway. The teachers only check to see if the children did their homework, they don't check each and every paper to see that they're right. I think that 6-7 hours of school a day is MORE than enough for children. They need time to be kids and play too.
    Kids aren't sitting and doing academics for 6-7 hours a day. At least 1.5 hours of that time is socializing, playing or doing some creative (lunch, recess, music, art, etc.). I give my first graders one or two things to do for homework every night. I don't think that's asking too much.


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    Is Homework Detention necessary?

    Quote Originally Posted by jet57 View Post
    So, uh I guess you can't run it all by yourself then. Isn't that the montra? "I built it myself". But then again, you spent your educational years just to make the football team.
    Very clever, are you an airplane engine? The rest of your post is gibberish in search of a point. As for buy, a silly autocorrect that the above poster with hours of entertainment. I aim to please.
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