What Should We Do With Homework?

Over half of parents believe homework is a waste of time and provides extra stress on children. It follows a survey by Good Morning Britain demonstrating 52 percent in favour of a ban and 48 percent in you.

Gary Lineker and Eamonn Holmes have struck out at colleges calling assignments ‘a waste of time’, asserting it instigates stress at the home.

Despite a majority vote for a ban on homework for college children, the subject is dividing opinion and has been hotly debated today’s Good Morning Britain. Child behaviour specialist, Lorrine Marer claims homework should be banned, whilst creator and headteacher of Britain’s’strictest school’ Katharine Birbalsingh, states prep is a important part of learning and instructs self-discipline.

This morning they jumped on Good Morning Britain to maintain their points.The debate follows tweets by comedian and actor Rob Delaney, famous for his role in Channel Four’s Catastrophe. He sparked the argument when he wrote on Twitter: “Why would they supply seven-year-old’s so much homework at Britain and how do I stop this? “. However, Piers Morgan had other ideas and suggested at a tweet to Gary Lineker, that parents who support a ban on assignments are “idle”. He added: “As a nation, we’re falling so far behind instructional standards of countries such as China, it’s embarrassing. Telling our children to now give up on assignments seems a perverse reaction to this….”

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