Is it time to consider getting rid of homework altogether?

It’s not a secret that kids hate homework. And as students deal with the current pandemic that has had a wide range of mental health impacts, is it time for schools to start listening to their pleas over workloads?
Some teachers are using social media platforms to take a stand against homework.

Mental health experts agree that excess assignments can do more harm than good for students, especially when considering the impacts of the pandemic. But they also say the answer may not be the elimination of homework altogether.

Mindfulness surrounding homework is especially crucial in the context of the last two years. Many students will be grappling with mental health issues that were brought on or aggravated by the pandemic, making heavy workloads even harder to manage.

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