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    Re: Is Homework Detention necessary?

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    The homework should be purposeful. Don't teachers have to create assignments that are measureably designed to meet the requirements of the measurement/assessment administrators and their "learning outcomes"?

    You could frickin' fool me if that is the case. Half the homework my kid brought home was BS, and half of it was stuff they apparently hadn't covered adequately in class.

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    Re: Is Homework Detention necessary?

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    Should college students have to do work outside of class, or should they simply be able to attend classes and "absorb" all the knowledge?
    Homework is perfectly acceptable for college students. They are adults, not children.

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    Re: Is Homework Detention necessary?

    Quote Originally Posted by marcus903 View Post
    If you haven't heard or don't know what Homework Detention is, it's a form of discipline that penalizes students who don't do their homework.

    I've been to one school that did this, I just want to say that it was very overused and very harsh. Teachers would give you homework detention for missing ONE homework assignment. It was like being punished for missing one day of swimming class.

    The schools that do this needs to get back to reality. It's okay to punish students who don't do their homework, but have to give them detention for missing one assignment just proves that you are desperate. Homework isn't really that important. At the school I'm at now, the teachers are not even uptight about such an obsessive assignment. They're not even going to ask or keep you after school.

    Is homework detention necessary?
    School assignments should be treated like any assignment given at work. Homework Detention seems to be a good equivalent to a good chewing out by your boss. Why else do we go to school if not to prepare for adult life?

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    Re: Is Homework Detention necessary?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Homework is perfectly acceptable for college students. They are adults, not children.
    What is the purpose of homework? Is covering all material in class possible? A good thing?

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    Re: Is Homework Detention necessary?

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    What is the purpose of homework? Is covering all material in class possible? A good thing?
    Are you referring to college?

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    Re: Is Homework Detention necessary?

    There many lessons to be learned outside of the school classroom. Homework should be remedial in nature , if necessary, with availability of instructors. As it stands, my son has Chess Club, Cub Scouts, soccer and me 24/7 where he learns a great deal about life, self esteem and how to be self sufficient while enjoying his role in relationships.

    Homework detention is onerous and unnecessary. It gives people a good reason for resentment and does not teach about responsibility.

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    Re: Is Homework Detention necessary?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dooble View Post
    School assignments should be treated like any assignment given at work. Homework Detention seems to be a good equivalent to a good chewing out by your boss. Why else do we go to school if not to prepare for adult life?
    Homework is not an equivalent of Work/work.

    At work, I'm given a great deal of independence to accomplish what needs to be done, in the most efficient way possible.
    At school, I'm only allowed to do it, in the least efficient way I can, by doing mindless and repetitive crap, I don't need to do.
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    Re: Is Homework Detention necessary?

    This thread is a shining example of why we're being absolutely stomped by the educational systems of most other developed countries.
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    Re: Is Homework Detention necessary?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Are you referring to college?
    No, I'm asking generally. Just read Connery's post and disagree that homework should necessarily only be remedial.

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    Re: Is Homework Detention necessary?

    How much work do you expect children to do? Six to seven hours in school every weekday SHOULD be more than enough time to teach the necessary material. Socialization and play are also VERY important components in a child's development.

    Should we make children work for 8-9 hours a day? Because that's what we are doing by giving them homework. When do they get to play and just be kids? And I don't think our "failures" have anything at all to do with homework. Give me a break!

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