Is it fair for teachers to assign different homework for students

United States
January 22, 2007 1:56am CST
Is it fair for teachers to assign different homework for students with different abilities? For example, should more capable students be given more/harder homework? Should teachers give less homework to those whom they know work more slowly?
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• India
22 Jan 07
Its just like partial to the students working slowly.This would not be expected by every students as this is make problems between the students itself by teasing each one for the work given to them.Its best for a teacher to give same homework to every student..
• United States
22 Jan 07
Thanks!
@riyaj_r (75)
• India
22 Jan 07
no its unfair for any teacher to do that. students should be bought up with no difference or it might effect them mentally.
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• United States
22 Jan 07
I agree to an extent - thanks for responding.
@vanities (11409)
• Davao, Philippines
22 Jan 07
nope its not fair...they must have all the same load i guess...i mean same assignment and same quantity
• United States
22 Jan 07
I think that brighter students should be challenged more so that they don't get bored. But I also think the there should be way to grade the students accordingly also.
@aryaman (245)
• India
22 Jan 07
I dont agree that childrens who work slowly should be given less homework. Teachers job should be to make each student equal. I dont mind having them giving different homeworks but is should be helpful to students.
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• United States
22 Jan 07
thanks for responding.
• United States
13 Feb 07
that is fair, cuz it evens out the load. all the children will be doing homework for the same amount of time and putting in the same amount of effort.
• United States
13 Feb 07
make education to suit each student...so no one is called 'dunsel' and picked on. one is a good artist but needs to work on math, one is a math wiz but needs work on rusty reading skills, one is a polititan who can't draw a straight line needs to work on neatness...
@dbcraff (162)
• United States
13 Feb 07
Yes it is fair. Some students catch on and are able to handle more challenging work than others. I think you all need to remember alot of these students who are getting an alternative assignment or less have a learning disability. Is it fair to those students who are not understanding the work to be giving work they don't understand? It is a sure way of increasing our high school dropout rate.And is it fair to hold those students who are understanding the work and are ready to move on to more challenging work back because others aren't understanding the work yet? No I don't think it is. Every child has his or her own way of learning. It is important that we cater to this to ensure that every child is learning. Otherwise we will have a society full of uneducated adults.