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Homework is given to almost all students at CHS.

Homework originated in Italy in 1905. A teacher named Roberto Nevilis invented the concepts of homework in order to punish students who were lazy in class, and those who were disobedient and rude to the teacher. Over time it evolved into a popular tool for teachers to give to students almost every day or every day. https://crimsonnews.org

“Homework is important because it develops core skills in children, and it gives children the time to focus on the subject the struggle on.  Regular homework can make certain concepts easier to understand. Homework is set with a deadline and taking ownership of this deadline helps them develop problem-solving skills. Homework acts as a bridge and can help teachers and parents learn more about how students like to learn, providing an understanding of how to approach their development.”  https://www.nordangliaeducation.com/ why-is-homework-important

“I like it, because it helps you in later life, like in SOLs in future work and later in class. It also help you learn the material better,” said Alayna Petty, freshman.

But pros always come with cons.

“In 2013, research conducted at Stanford University found that high-achieving students who spend too much time on homework experience more stress, physical health problems, a lack of balance in their lives, and alienation from society. Students who participated in the study reported doing slightly more than three hours of homework each night.”

“I personally have a split opinion about homework,” Jayla Millner, freshman, said. “Even though it helps you, it adds more to your already long day. I spend about an hour on homework in just one class; altogether it’s almost two or three hours.”

“To conduct the study, researchers surveyed students at 10 high-performing high schools in California.  When it came to stress, more than 70 percent of students said they were “often or always stressed over schoolwork,” 56 percent listing homework as a primary stressor. Less than one percent thought homework was not a stressor.”

“A New York University published in 2015 with similar findings. It noted health effects for high schoolers, such as chronic stress, emotional exhaustion, and alcohol and drug use. The research involved a series of interviews with students, teachers, and administrators. About half of the students said they received at least three hours of homework per night. They also faced pressure to take college-level classes outside of school. Many students felt they were being asked to work as hard as adults, and stated their workload seemed inappropriate for their development level. More than two-thirds of students use alcohol and drugs to cope with stress,” https://www.healthline.com/ more-homework-means-more-stress


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Bobbie Brownlee is a freshman. She has four pets that include a gecko named Alek; two dogs Daisey and Bocephus; and a cat named Minou (that's kitty in...

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