Ask today's teen what has him/her so stressed and you'll find that about 80% of them will say school.There are those who argue that homework does serve a purpose.Researchers have found that students who spend too much time on homework experience more levels of stress and physical health problems.
Students in these areas spent an average of three plus hours on homework every night.
So imagine a teen spending an entire day at school, going to work or extracurricular activities, then going home to do three or more hours of homework each night; only to get up the next day to do it all again.
Remember the days of sitting in class waiting eagerly for the bell to ring before the teacher said that dreaded word…“homework”?
Sighs, rolling eyes and grunts quickly filled the quiet classroom at the mention of “” word.
I read an article once that stated teachers underestimate the amount of homework they assign by 50%.
If that's accurate then there is definitely cause for concern.
Today's teens are taking college level courses as early as ninth and tenth grade.
With the push of programs such as Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, and Dual Enrollment, it is amazing that teens are not completely burnt out.
Some research has shown that students aren’t doing any more homework than their parents did at their age.
In a study school-aged children and parents completed surveys about how much homework youth have.