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Some parents want teachers to give their kids homework every day so that they can develop the necessary skills for success in adulthood. Some teachers, meanwhile, argue that a lot of homework does not actually help students. Discuss both views and say which you agree with and why.

Parents and teachers often disagree on educational approaches. The former believe plenty of homework prepares their kids for academic and career success. Teachers, conversely, believe students should decompress and engage in non-academic activities after a long school day. While both arguments are valid, I agree with teachers, as there is more to life than scholastic achievement.
Admittedly, homework benefits children by reinforcing the day’s lessons and helps them develop a strong work ethic. Usually, this effort is manifest in better test scores and improved opportunities at the college level, not to mention in the workplace. Having said that, children who pursue personal interests, like sports or arts, tend to cultivate and master a particular passion. Take for example a boy who practices the violin every night instead doing mathematics homework he does not enjoy; he will undoubtedly be more successful and satisfied in a career in the arts than one in finance, such as an accountant. Thus, homework may in fact hinder his growth rather than propel him higher.
Moreover, children given the opportunity to be creative usually join like-minded peers in groups. As part of this community, they hone their social skills more effectively than children who spend their evenings in isolation doing homework. Those who play team sports, for instance, learn new and important skills, such as how to win and lose graciously and how to cooperate. More importantly, they appreciate work and play time, so they know how to relax after a hard day’s work. In the long run, these youngsters demonstrate greater longevity both at school and in the workplace.
In conclusion, children who are allowed to interact and expand their horizons after school generally do better academically and career-wise. Thus, homework is not as essential as some may think.
Parents and teachers
often
disagree on educational approaches. The former believe
plenty
of homework prepares their kids for academic and career success. Teachers,
conversely
, believe students should decompress and engage in non-academic activities after a long school day. While both arguments are valid, I
agree
with teachers, as there is more to life than scholastic achievement.

Admittedly
, homework benefits children by reinforcing the day’s lessons and
helps
them develop a strong work ethic.
Usually
, this effort is manifest in better
test
scores and
improved
opportunities at the college level, not to mention in the workplace. Having said that, children who pursue personal interests, like sports or arts, tend to cultivate and master a particular passion. Take
for example
a boy who practices the violin every night
instead
doing mathematics homework he does not enjoy; he will
undoubtedly
be more successful and satisfied in a career in the arts than one in finance, such as an accountant.
Thus
, homework may in fact hinder his growth
rather
than propel him higher.

Moreover
, children
given
the opportunity to be creative
usually
join
like-minded peers in groups. As part of this community, they hone their social
skills
more
effectively
than children who spend their evenings in isolation doing homework. Those who play team sports,
for instance
, learn new and
important
skills
, such as how to win and lose
graciously
and how to cooperate. More
importantly
, they appreciate work and play time,
so
they know how to relax after a
hard
day’s work. In the long run, these youngsters demonstrate greater longevity both at school and in the workplace.

In conclusion
, children who are
allowed
to interact and expand their horizons after school
generally
do better
academically
and career-wise.
Thus
, homework is not as essential as
some
may
think
.

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