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    Re: Is Homework Detention necessary?

    Quote Originally Posted by PirateMk1 View Post
    The punishment for failing to turn in a homework assignment should be simple, an F for that assignment. No other punishment required. To do otherwise is pointless and foolish.
    No. Homework detention at my school forced us to do the missing homework assignment. It also took away time that might have otherwise been used for fun. Neither of those things are pointless and foolish.

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    Re: Is Homework Detention necessary?

    As a parent I'm opposed to it, and to homework in general.


    The educational edifice already has my kid for over seven hours a day, if you can't teach him what you need to in those seven hours.... then maybe you can cut some of the fluff and BS out and streamline the more necessary things. After 7 hours in class, a teenager doesn't need to spend three hours at home doing homework and studying. Give their @#$# brain a rest already.

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    Is Homework Detention necessary?

    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.
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    Re: Is Homework Detention necessary?

    If I couldn't finish my homework in class, I didn't do it.
    The vast majority of it was pointless, repetitive crap I already mastered.

    Math homework, ok, makes sense.
    All the other nonsense, no thanks.
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    Re: Is Homework Detention necessary?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    From my high school experience, most homework assignments were just busywork that the teachers assigned because they didn't know any other way to teach the material. I frequently skipped homework, and still understood virtually every subject better than almost all of my classmates.

    If you're not doing well on your tests and don't really have an understanding of the material, do your homework. If you truly understand it and you're capable of having an intelligent discussion about the subject, I'd say skip the homework (if you can get away with it); there's no need wasting your time just to please someone else. One of the few valuable lessons that high school teaches you - which will be applicable later in your life - is that there are lots of people who just create pointless red tape for others. The best solution is usually to just avoid it as much as possible.
    It also teaches another valuable lesson, one everybody needs as adults: Sometimes you have to do work you don't like...and you don't get a vote on it.

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    Re: Is Homework Detention necessary?

    Quote Originally Posted by PirateMk1 View Post
    Its simple. Fail the students. Thats the way used to be done. You perform or you fail. No detention required.
    That's the way it should be done, IMO. In my school district, however, and even if you turn in no work at all, the lowest score you are given in a high school math class is a 50.

    Oh, and it's not politically correct to use the term "failure": You must use "delayed success."

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    Re: Is Homework Detention necessary?

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    It also teaches another valuable lesson, one everybody needs as adults: Sometimes you have to do work you don't like...and you don't get a vote on it.
    It's not that we don't like it.
    It's that, it's without purpose, a gigantic waste of time.

    Not everyone needs the constant repetition to grasp material.
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    Re: Is Homework Detention necessary?

    But everybody does need to learn that life isn't like Burger King--you don't always get to have it your way.

    My job increasingly requires bean-counting--contributions to the lords of the databases--and it's time-consumptive and sometimes dumb, particularly when I know that nobody will ever look at the beans. For example, a few months ago I had to take data from a wide variety of sources (and from more than one computer and flashdrive) and convert it all into a PDF that ran over 360 pages.

    Did I gripe? Heck, yes. Did I do it? Heck, yes. I like having the lights on every day and being able to make my car payment.

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    Re: Is Homework Detention necessary?

    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.

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    Re: Is Homework Detention necessary?

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    But everybody does need to learn that life isn't like Burger King--you don't always get to have it your way.

    My job increasingly requires bean-counting--contributions to the lords of the databases--and it's time-consumptive and sometimes dumb, particularly when I know that nobody will ever look at the beans. For example, a few months ago I had to take data from a wide variety of sources (and from more than one computer and flashdrive) and convert it all into a PDF that ran over 360 pages.

    Did I gripe? Heck, yes. Did I do it? Heck, yes. I like having the lights on every day and being able to make my car payment.
    Yea but see, when you want kids to learn, especially smart kids (not the same as doing a job you get paid for), you don't make them repeat material they have already grasped.
    You move on to other things.

    Otherwise you're gonna have trouble making and bored smart kids, wasting their time and talents on things beneath them.
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