Jessica lahey, employment, homework
The article discusses the argument of Jessica lahey who is currently a teacher. She discusses the topic of homework that is very crucial in the education sector. Teachers are responsible for assigning homework to help students improve academically, but she comes out open to criticize the issue. Most schools will ensure that students are assigned homework as a way to make them focus more and understand the materials being taught. She openly declares that she hated homework while in school. She is also a parent and does not like her daughter missing out her childhood afternoons due to homework. This is exactly how most parents feel but are not bold enough to come out like Lahey and publicly speak about it. The writer takes the risk of criticizing an issue concerning duties in her career, and she risks even losing employment as a teacher.
She says that despite hating homework, she still assigns it to her students just to conform to the formality of teachers assigning homework. She is not afraid to say that she does not give homework's willingly. The only reason as to why she gives homework is because if she didn't, she would be considered as an underperformer and a teacher who doesn't care about improving students. At the beginning of her career, she gave lots of homework and did not care if the students complained about workload or not. She expected them to do the homework and follow the rules of the teacher without any complaints.
[...] The results were not promising. There were many cases of cheating and unfinished homework leading to quarrels between the teacher and her students. By doing this, she tries to say that she has tried both sides of the issue before coming up with her stand. She manages her risk by providing a detailed explanation of why she considers her argument right. After being into the teaching career for thirteen years, she has raised a son, and she now experiences homework as a teacher and as a parent. [...]
[...] When teachers give too much homework, it prevents a child from revising for the final exams and also engaging in further research to become well acquainted with materials related to the topic of study. At the end of her article, she successfully manages to discuss her point of view on the risky matter. Her creativity in justifying her stands increases the acceptability of her fact and thus it's worth taking the risk. Works Cited Lahey, Jessica. Hate Homework. I Assign It Anyway”." The New York Times. [...]
[...] Hate Homework. I Assign It Anyway” The article discusses the argument of Jessica lahey who is currently a teacher. She discusses the topic of homework that is very crucial in the education sector. Teachers are responsible for assigning homework to help students improve academically, but she comes out open to criticize the issue. Most schools will ensure that students are assigned homework as a way to make them focus more and understand the materials being taught. She openly declares that she hated homework while in school. [...]
[...] Homework would be beneficial to a student and there would be creation of an added motivation to learning. She claims to have asked he students the impact that homework has on their performance. Surprisingly, the students claimed that without the homework their performance would go down. Even her son claimed that the homework helped to improve his mastery of concepts (Lahey retrieved from It is, therefore, certain that homework is essential, and students are positive about it. However, she makes it clear that he amount of homework given is the problem and is her major concern. [...]
[...] However, her topic comes in a period when academic excellence has high value and parents are more interested in seeing their children excel academically rather than socially. The writer, therefore, takes an extraordinary risk since it is quite certain that no many parents or teachers are going to support her stand. Homework is necessary but the teachers should consider that a child need time to relax and have time off school. There is always too much pressure for students to complete their homework at night. So much time of social life is taken away and this might have negative impact on the life of a child. [...]
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