“No-yes-maybe…just give me a break, I’ll do it soon!”
One of the reasons why homework should be optional is that you can spend more time with
your family. Family comes first, don’t they? I’m pretty sure. You’d be able to share and
experience special memories with your family members more often. For the parent’s
advantage, they’d be able to force you to do certain chores around the house, such as;
washing windows, cleaning dishes, changing your baby cousin’s diaper, plunging
toilets…stuff that makes homework seem worthwhile.
“Ryan, why haven’t you brought your homework?”
“Uh…global warming melted my pencil, sir-”
How many times have you heard or used the simple excuse-“The dog ate it”? (Wait for
reply) If homework was optional, you wouldn’t have to worry. Making up a lame excuse
requires skills, supernatural abilities and evidence. So, you wouldn’t have to wake up each
morning fearing that your homework excuse schemes will fail,-unless you’re the kind of guy
who likes making up homework excuses that are fail-proof.
Exams. The dreaded word the whole of Rongotai is talking about. And what has homework
got to do with this? I’ll tell you. Come on, us students are all asking the same questions-
“Since we’ve got exams coming up, why all the homework, sir?” Sure I’d take a little
homework for revising, but each day? No thanks! Teachers must be a little more considerate
these days! Homework and exam revision? Not good bedfellows! Exams require hard work
and concentration, but homework is just a bit of a distraction.
Homework should be optional, because poor children’s hands have to suffer for all the writing they have to do, like; holding a heavy writing utensil or continuously write on thick sheets of paper. How many of you can continuously write for a long period of time? (Wait for answer) Well, if you can, you’ve got a skill. But still, many of us come home with sore hands from writing all day, only to find they have a ton of homework pages from Mr Muck.
So, would you like to have a choice or cower in homework’s shadow?