no homework every Friday...

@Cutie18f (9563)
Philippines
October 3, 2010 5:05am CST
The recent directive from DepEd mandating public schools to make Fridays a no-homework day is a welcome development for some people. DepEd believes that weekends should be fruitfully spent in the family, bonding, and doing chores in the house that will strengthen family bonding. HOwever, not everybody is happy with this directive. There are some parents who believe that this is the only time that pupils or students can truly study with their parents who are usually very busy from Monday to Friday. These same parents also believe that homework will keep the kids busy on weekends and will keep them away from computers and other useless activities. According to the same parents, doing homework with parents is also one good way of bonding with them. I am in favor of having no homework every Friday. How about you? What is your stand on this issue?
6 responses
• Philippines
3 Oct 10
My only objection to this mandate is WHY, OH WHY, this wasn't thought of when I was in gradeschool?! Talk about unfair. Anyway, I am in agreement with this rule. Weekends should be spend doing the things you love and not spending it tucked away in your room solving algebraic expressions. As for parents complaining, they really shouldn't be. This would give them the opportunity to spend quality time with their kids. And there's a gazillion of other activities that families can bond together with. I remember having game nights with mine where we'd play Monopoly or even poker with my Mom, Dad and my two other siblings.
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@Cutie18f (9563)
• Philippines
3 Oct 10
I can also ask the same question, why only now? I was a product of that school which overloaded students with lots of homework every Friday and I wasn't liking them.
@o0jopak0o (6406)
• Philippines
4 Oct 10
well its ok as long as the students are learning something from the reduced homeworks. but from i can see i think there would be repercussions. teachers now will ask to give a lot of homeworks on mondays which will be a lot tougher for students because they will have less to do them.
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@nicococo (134)
4 Oct 10
I think that this decision should be up to the teachers and parents themselves. If, in a school, more parents want or don't want homework, and the teachers agree... then why not make a decision based on that? Also, why don't they ask the students themselves? Forcing schools to do something, especially when they are not aware of what is happening "on the field" will not help the students.
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• United States
3 Oct 10
I am in favor of no homework on Fridays also. I am a parent of 3 and on the weekends we go out or do things together. I would really hate having to change my routine or rushing home because 1 or all 3 of them have homework to do. I feel they get enough homework during the week and the weekends should be theirs to relax.
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@ravend (661)
• Malta
3 Oct 10
I don't agree- homeworks in weekends are good opportunity to learn time management and deadline meetings. :)
• Philippines
17 Jan 11
Oh man! If only the DepEd decided that situation years earlier, I would be more nethusiastic in class! LOL Well, I was a student who always do my homework. One to Two homeworks are just fine to me. I could have more rest and sleep. I could pay the nine hours of school back. Having more than 3 homeworks during weekdays was the thing I was not in favor. I couldn't rest my tired body. I remember when our teachers were giving us six to seven homeworks during weekends. It drove me crazy! That was why I was being lazy sometimes. Weekends supposed to be my longer relax time. Ugh! That was annoying really!