Letter to the editor: Hey, teachers, leave those kids alone (on spring break)Over the past years kids have been assigned homework over spring break. I interviewed 28 students and asked them, “Over spring break do you think students should have homework?”
Over the past years kids have been assigned homework over spring break. I interviewed 28 students and asked them, “Over spring break do you think students should have homework?” Their response was, “No, because spring break should be fun and exciting.” One kid said, “When you are on vacations you don’t want to do homework; you want to have fun and make your money worth the trip.”
I interviewed three teachers also. They all said the same thing: Over spring break kids shouldn’t have homework unless they are behind in school. One out of the 28 students replied, “I don’t know because it’s still the school year, and you should have homework.”
In the word “spring break,” did you hear the word break? The word break means to take a pause or stop something then return. If the schools had the word break in spring break; why would they give us homework? One family went out of town over spring break and the daughter in school had a lot of homework. The parents were wondering, “Where’s the break?”
These frustrations of kids in different grade levels have had a big impact on the happy faces of students the last week of school before spring break. Soon they find spring break isn’t really a break, it’s time to get buried in homework. Spring relaxation has just turned into spring frustration.
Luke VandenBergh - Woodbury