In the field of education, there are many disputes around whether or not homework is or isn’t beneficial for students, as well as for parents and teachers. Essentially, there are many facts for and against requiring students the work, with 10 facts outlined below which do not support the requirements of students to the work away from lessons.

- Students can simply copy each other
- Some students do the work whilst others don’t, creating imbalance within the class
- Students can download free samples online
- Students can pay for samples from the internet
- Students can pay professionals to do the work
- Teachers have to spend a lot of time marking the work
- Parents feel the pressure to do the work
- Children have different resources, making things unequal
- Students don’t have the chance to talk to a teacher whilst doing the work, if they get stuck
- Students have too many pressures and homework is just too much for them

One of the main problems is that students can simply copy each other and, therefore, learn nothing from the experience.

Whilst in class, a teacher can keep an eye on students; however, whilst doing work at home, some will put in far more effort than others, which creates an imbalance within the class.

Just as students can copy each other, others may choose to download free samples from the Internet, which they can then pass off as their own.

Equally, as well as finding free samples, students can also find a wide range of prewritten samples that can be copied.

Another way in which students can find samples is to pay professionals to create bespoke work for them instead.

Teaches spend a considerable amount of time marking work, which could otherwise be used doing more practical things with students in class.

Some parents are so keen for their children to do well that they will actually do the work for them, thus negating any benefits for the child.

Richer children might have access to computers and other technology which other children do not have, thus making things unequal.

One of the main problems of doing work at home is that when a child gets stuck they have no one to turn to.

With all the studying for exams and other pressures the young people face, there is a strong argument to suggest that any additional work is simply unnecessary.