In 4th grade, we were writing opinion essays and I immediately thought of homework. Even though the homework wasn’t tough back then, it was still mind-numbing to do it. I was hoping that after reading my essay, my teacher would ban it in our class. That never happened, but I still think it was a good idea to speak out against the ruthless and evil homework that has all of humanity on its side. Except me.

AARGH! I don’t get it! I hate homework! I want to play video games! Have you ever felt hatred towards homework? Ever thought homework should GO? I know I have! We shouldn’t have homework because we don’t always have enough time, it’s not helpful, and worst of all, it’s not reliable. 80% of the kids in my 4th grade class agree that we shouldn’t have homework. 

My first reason why we shouldn’t have homework is because I don’t always have enough time. For one thing, imagine that a kid is sweating like crazy because its bedtime, but he hasn’t finished his homework! Sometimes, I have a lot of classes, not to mention that I do a LOT of chores at home.

My next reason why we shouldn’t have homework is that it isn’t helpful. Furthermore, I don’t think that homework makes me think hard. Not to mention, all students go to school for 6 ½ hours, isn’t that enough? I’m not even commenting on the fact that people don’t get certain privileges because of time-taking, boring, HOMEWORK!

My third reason why we shouldn’t have homework is that it isn’t reliable. A point often overlooked is students can find answers from Google. In addition, they can use a calculator. Yet another possibility is that they can just ask an older sibling or parent instead of doing the work themselves. The result of this cheating is that students earn good grades for free! That’s not fair!

My final reason why we shouldn’t have homework is that homework uses a lot of paper. To point out some evidence, picture that thousands of trees are being chopped down so elementary schools everywhere can have homework! Plus, millions of sheets of paper are used just for homework and forests are demolished! According to FACTS ABOUT PAPER AND PAPER WASTE, on average, a person in the United States uses more than 748 pounds of paper every year. The U.S. uses approximately 68,000,000 trees each year to produce paper and paper products. How much do YOU think is used for homework? It’s as unfair as not getting a trial if you break the law!

In conclusion, we shouldn’t have for the unfortunate kids who don’t have enough time, kids who don’t think homework helps them learn, and for kids who believe homework is unreliable. So the next time your teacher assigns you homework, protest it!

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Aariv Modi

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Aariv Modi is a blogger, programmer, Alexa skill developer, and AI enthusiast. He is in 9th grade at Round Rock High School and has created several Alexa skills and mobile apps. Aariv was recognized as the Voice/AI Pioneer of the Year by Project Voice in 2021 for his contributions to the conversational artificial intelligence industry. He is also the youngest AWS Certified Alexa Skill Builder and AWS Certified Machine Learning professional. Aariv has contributed much of his learning with the Alexa and voice community through his blog and social media channels such as LinkedIn, YouTube, and Twitter. During the COVID-19 lockdown, he taught hundreds of kids how to develop Alexa skills through webinars, camps, and posts on his website. He was the youngest presenter at several international voice and AI conferences, such as Project Voice 2020, VOICE Global 2020, and VOICE Summit 2020.
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