- Hopewell, Virginia School Board
- United States of America
The goal is to end homework in Hopewell, Virginia and give those evening hours back to families to learn other critical areas of life as well as to develop stronger family bonds. It's no secret that research concludes school children from K-12 are getting more than their fair share of after school assignments stressing out children and their parents. A few causes of concern, according to Levy, due to homework are "headaches, upset stomach, migraines ( all stress related symptoms), lack of life balance, physical health issues, and alienation from peers/society." We want our children to learn to the best of their ability but studies show that too much homework can actually work against your child's testing ability and grades instead of for them (Wallace).
Our children should be spending time with us, not arguing over homework that has proven to be of little or no difference when it comes to grades. The benefits of NOT doing homework massively eclipses the pros of doing after school work. Less child/family stress, more time to invest in other areas of development not offered at school, more teaching time for basic life skills, less arguing, happier demeanor overall, more time to talk with your child to build positive outlooks for school, etc. Included are references and links if you would like a more indepth look into the research.
Please, if you agree with the research and your personal view is in accordance sign this petition. The faster we reach our goal the faster we can take back time with our kids! This petition will be presented to the Hopewell, Virginia School Board on its last meeting of October 2017 if it has reached its goal of 500 signatures by October 15th, 2017
Levy, S. (2017, April). Is Too Much Homework Bad for Kids' Health? http://www.healthline.com/health-news/children-more-homework-means-more-stress-031114#3
Wallace, K. (2015). http://www.cnn.com/2015/08/12/health/homework-elementary-school-study/
We, the undersigned, parents and citizens of Hopewell, Virginia, call on the Hopewell, Virginia School Board to eliminate or minimize homework in all schools within the district.
The END HOMEWORK IN HOPEWELL, VIRGINIA petition to Hopewell, Virginia School Board was written by Alisha Bennett and is in the category Education at GoPetition.