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Jenniilovesuju wrote on 18 February 2012 - 10:37 AM:
We go to school 8+ hours and when we come back home we are bombarded with homework.
Especially people who do sports/clubs they end up sleeing 3/4 hours per night and end up pulling all nighters
Mannosuke wrote on 18 February 2012 - 07:41 AM:
No. Homework should not be mandatory.
Understanding of the material should only be presented in the form of a formal examination at the end of the term.
Who really cares how you choose to learn your stuff.
Some people spend 72 hours prior to the exam filling their head with everything they need to know and pass it with straight A's, others prefer to take it slow and absorb the material over a course of 3-4 months depending on whether you're in high school or college.
While there is probably good reasoning behind homework (eg: forcing you to learn your stuff so that you can understand more complex concepts that build on the basics), not everyone is interested in the kind of mini cooper the school makes you learn. So what's the point?
I imagine the drop out rates and failure rates would go up much higher because a couple exams will decide your final mark, but is that really an issue? Do schools and countries just want to show that they have "good graduation rates" despite producing mini cooper quality?
If the work ethic isn't drilled into you, you probably wouldn't even bother to study.
Mannosuke wrote on 18 February 2012 - 08:26 PM:
Oh damn, 8 hour school day.
This is high school? I only had to go to school for 4 hours lol what.
I guess some people wouldn't bother studying.
But then they won't graduate and they won't get far in the academic world, so unless they simply excel at sports or some sort of skill, they won't get far anyways.
But I'm sure they know what they're doing?