Argumentative Essay: Where There’s no Need for Homework in High School

Here I intend to express argumentative reasons as to why homework in high school is not necessary. I intend to show that homework is part of an old system that is now no longer relevant when it comes to learning concepts and testing student learning and such.

Getting someone else to do your homework is a time tested trick

This is something that students have been doing since before America was colonized by New Worlders. It is a trick that ancient British people were using long before digital plagiarism and other such things. The fact is that students are going to cheat when it comes to homework in high school. So why not have all the learning done in schools and forget the homework bit?

Homework is what happens when schools fail

After all, isn’t homework just an expression of how school is failing children? For example, if a worker takes work home then it is often because it was not finished at work. This either indicates that poor quality and insufficient work was done in the workplace and may mean the workplace is being poorly run. So isn’t homework just a way of saying that the child has not learned enough at school so has to take his or her time at home to do it? Homework should be removed in place of longer hours at school or a better quality of teaching. If the child learnt enough at school then homework would not be needed.

Getting someone else to do your homework is cheating

It is true that students are going to find ways of not doing their homework, but that is called cheating. It is up to the parents to explain the difference between right and wrong. It is up to the parent to explain why cheating is bad. The school cannot be held accountable if the student breaks the rules in the same way that the government cannot be blamed if its citizens break the law.

You can rewrite online content to finish your homework

There are now tools that allow students to cheat with consummate ease. There are even math completion tools that do the math for a student. This means that homework cannot be used to test the knowledge of a child. It is therefore something that needs to be gotten rid of in the place of something else.

A student should be honest in order to learn better

Instead of using online tools to complete homework, the student should have more integrity and complete the given tasks as instructed.

Conclusion

Students are forced to learn and so remaining honest is impossible. This means that homework probably is a bad idea but it should be replaced and not removed. Either the school hours should be lengthened to fit in the learning that would have taken place whilst homework was being done, or the school should adopt new and more efficient ways of teaching so that a child does not need homework in order to reinforce learning.