opinion Motion to finish homework is incorrect.

Teacher: Hey there. Half of the questions on your homework are wrong.

Student: I’m sorry about that. What do you think I can do to improve my performance?

Student: Well, you can raise your socioeconomic status. Otherwise, the deck is stacked against you getting any of these questions right.

To help combat the myth of competence, the authors recommend that teachers not assign excessively difficult homework and stop rewarding or punishing students based on the quality of homework they produce. He also suggests that some teachers, if so inclined, could go “one step further in trying to minimize the harm of homework” and get rid of it altogether. He writes:

More research is needed to understand the consequences of these more “progressive” homework policies. Still, we suspect that while optional and ungraded homework may reduce inequality in homework-related rewards and punishments, it may not prevent teachers from judging these students (and their parents). who do not complete optional or ungraded work; No-homework policies have greater potential to eliminate the kinds of inequitable practices we observed in the schools in our study.

In short, teachers cannot even be trusted to assign optional homework because they are highly qualified and will still judge students based on results. The simplest solution is to simply stop assigning homework altogether, so misguided teachers don’t have as much of a platform to push their myths of competence.

I want to be fair to the authors. And admit that even if I’m a little skeptical about how their prescriptions might work in the classroom, there may be other good reasons to eliminate homework.

Evidence about the effectiveness of homework is quite fragmented. There is the study And Subjects It’s called homework helps Students learn and that children are not overburdened. There are also studies and articles that call for excessive homework. Indicates diminishing returns. And can be harmful to students Mental health. After reading some of these studies, I think the fairest assessment at this point is that the evidence for the benefits of homework is fairly inconclusive because of the need to isolate a part of a student’s academic life and Because of the inherent difficulty in drawing large conclusions about others, it affects everyone else.

From a theoretical perspective, I mostly agree with Calarco, Horne, and Chen’s assessment of the American education system. This largely serves as a way of sorting and segmenting children into different socioeconomic bands, which again, in theory, means for teachers to keep this in mind. Referral to work will be helpful. Many rich kids go to private schools that feed into elite colleges that more or less ensure that their alumni will be on the path to being rich. Many poor children attend poor schools that provide them with fewer opportunities in many respects that could help them advance socioeconomically. A portion of middle-class and working-class people, including many immigrants and children of immigrants, use the school system as a practical means to achieve class mobility.