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    Is Homework Detention necessary?

    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?

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    Re: Is Homework Detention necessary?

    Missing one homework is forgivable. Not doing your homework every day of the week except one? There needs to be some sort of punishment. I'm forever calling 2-3 kids' parents saying ... "Homework is not coming back again..." Many times its the PARENTS fault because they don't give a flying crap and won't help their kids get it done or even require that it be done or acknowledge that they know it needs to be done. Kids with parents like that grow up thinking they just don't have to do what authority figures say unless they want to. So sometimes I think a homework detention is fine....sometimes I want to give the parents detention.


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    Re: Is Homework Detention necessary?

    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.
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    Re: Is Homework Detention necessary?

    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    Missing one homework is forgivable. Not doing your homework every day of the week except one? There needs to be some sort of punishment. I'm forever calling 2-3 kids' parents saying ... "Homework is not coming back again..." Many times its the PARENTS fault because they don't give a flying crap and won't help their kids get it done or even require that it be done or acknowledge that they know it needs to be done. Kids with parents like that grow up thinking they just don't have to do what authority figures say unless they want to. So sometimes I think a homework detention is fine....sometimes I want to give the parents detention.
    Its simple. Fail the students. Thats the way used to be done. You perform or you fail. No detention required.
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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?
    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.
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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?
    It's true homework can sometimes be silly and stupid but doing them does build work ethic and sometimes gives you practice you need. I would not say "Homework isn't really that important", it is.

    Come on lets face it "detention" isn't THAT awful, you stay after school and do some more work (which you should've done in the first place), once your done with the HW I'd say they should let you move on to more interesting/advanced stuff, incause you didn't do your HW cause i thought it was too easy =P.
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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.
    I'm not sure that's the right approach. When the parent doesn't care about education, rare as it may be. The kid just keeps getting F's and don't care, need to show them that being capable of reasoning and knowledgable is important.
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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.
    I would agree with this for high school kids at least, maybe middle school too. By that age, a kid should have either learned to do the work, or they're not going to learn. For younger kids, elementary school, and maybe middle school, part of teachers' jobs is to teach kids good study habits. Making them stay in during recess, or stay after school to finish an assignment they didn't do might help teach them that it's important to do their homework. But for high schoolers, yeah, just fail them.

    And it is important. Sometimes the assignments themselves are stupid, and don't teach you a whole lot, but learning to do your homework teaches you to be responsible, and it helps you prepare for college, when the assignments you're given to do out of class are much more important and critical to your education.
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    Re: Is Homework Detention necessary?

    Just do the HW and there won't be a problem

    If they know of the consequences of not doing the work and don't do it anyway then that is their fault.
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    Re: Is Homework Detention necessary?

    I went to a school with homework detention. I probably missed 1 or 2 assignments and I think having detention for them (where we did the missed homework) was a good thing. It made sure that there were consequences for every action, that we finished the homework meant to help us and that the goals and standards of the school were very clear.

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