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Should LCISD implement “no homework days?”

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“I’m so tired. I had so much homework to do, so I was up all night.”

It’s a popular line students hear countless times.

Stumbling into school, exhausted from the amount of homework a student has had from the night before is a nightmare, and more common than people might think.

High school is a place known for disagreements, but one thing many students can agree on, is that they deserve a day or two to just breath and not have to worry about school.

Cinco Ranch High School in Katy was one of the first local schools to start the “No Homework Days,” and has influenced other schools to participate in the idea. Katy ISD has even made the news and the Houston Chronicle, which praised these efforts and tried to encourage other schools to join.

“The main purpose is to promote families coming together,” Katy ISD superintendent Lance Hindt said in the Chronicle article. “We want them to spend some time together… and, obviously, for the students, no homework.”

Katy ISD has blocked off six “family nights” on its instructional calendar.

The reason a policy like this would appeal to a student is because this would not only benefit students physically but also mentally. Too much stress at a young age can really cause some health issues, and all for what a minor grade? A day off wouldn’t hurt anyone.

The rates of students falling asleep in class would go down, and the dark circles and bags would disappear if Lamar CISD also started the “family nights.”

“I go to school for eight hours a day and have about five hours of homework,” freshman Madison Soto said. “This leaves 11 hours left which should be used for eight hours of sleep. This would mean I should have three hours of my own time which is supposed to be used for sports, extracurricular activities, dinner, and leisure. Obviously, this isn’t very good for [students’] mental health especially doing homework for classes we don’t need in the future.”

Most students agree that this would be a good idea for LCISD to start as well.

“I think ‘No Homework Days’ is good because you could work around your schedule and make plans for the days you don’t have homework instead of cancelling plans,” junior Halima Harding said.

 

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