Kids who go to elite private high schools enjoy lots of advantages. They have access to the most challenging academic classes at reputable institutions, with staffs that are well-equipped to help them prepare for college. And yet the rigor that these opportunities demand can come with an extra cost for the students themselves. A recent study surveyed and interviewed students at a handful of these high schools and found that about half of them are chronically stressed. These experiences can cause kids to burn out by the time they get to college, or to feel the psychological and physical effects of stress for much of their adult lives, says Marya Gwadz, a senior research scientist at the New York University College of Nursing.
What Negative Effects Does Homework Have on a Student's Social & Family Life?
Homework in America
In decades past, students needed little more than paper, pencils, and time to get their schoolwork done. For the vast majority of students, that's no longer the case. Most schoolwork these days necessitates a computer and an internet connection, and that includes work to be done at home. Nearly half of all students say they get such assignments daily or almost daily. Yet despite the seemingly ever-growing embrace of digital learning in schools, access to the necessary devices remains unequal, with a new report from the Pew Research Center finding that 15 percent of U.
Is Homework a Waste of Students’ Time? Study Finds It’s the Biggest Cause of Teen Stress
Australian children feel more stressed about homework during the middle years of school than children in most other parts of the developed world, and this stress may be responsible for increased levels of anxiety and psychosomatic health complaints among children. According to the report, 55 per cent of girls in Year 8 were most likely to feel "some or a lot of pressure from homework", while Of the Year 6 girls,
School can be a real yawn. Two out of three high-school students in a large survey say they are bored in class every single day. It might not seem startling to learn that kids don't like school or that they are bored sans computer games, text-message time and freedom to roam the Internet. But the underlying reasons for the boredom are significant and troubling, according to a report released today.