Now I would like to move on to some of the opposition’s points.We, the opposition, feel that this resolution should fall for these fundamentalreasons:
homework is a vital and valuable part of education.
homework helps create independent life skills.
Now Mme/Mr. Speaker, allow me to expand on our first point.
1. Homework is a vital and valuable part of education!
Homework extends study beyond the school day. Itreinforces what children learn in school and allows them topractice, review, reflect and make new meaning. In thisway, homework allows for deeper learning and a betteroverall education.
We have evidence showing that homework plays an importantrole in improving test scores and grades.
According to the Washington Post, 2008, “There wassome evidence that in grades 2 -5, students do better onunit tests when they did short HW assignments on basicskills.”
Harris Cooper PhD. did a study and wrote in the Denver Post (2000), “HS students who complete their assignedHW outperform students who don’t do their HW by 69 %on standardized tests.”
Some work is best done at home because students can focus onhomework without the distractions of other students.