Should Parents Help Kids With Homework

"Should Parents Help Kids With Homework"
I think parents should not help
their kids with homework.
Reason 2: Parents could compromise the
homework grade that reflects onto test.
Evidence: “A groundbreaking study
published last January by two university
professors, called The Broken Compass:
Parental Involvement With Children's
Education, found that kids who got
extensive help from their parents scored
worse on standardized tests than kids who
managed homework on their own.
(Goldstein, "Don't Help Your Kids With
Homework")”
More Evidence: “In an attempt to
show whether the kids of
more-involved parents improved
over time, the researchers indexed
these measures to children’s
academic performance, including
test scores in reading and math.
What they found surprised them.
Most measurable forms of parental
involvement seem to yield few
academic dividends for kids, or
even to backfire—regardless of a
parent’s race, class, or level of
education.('Should Parents Help
Kids With Homework?',20 )”
Reason 1: Parents are not helping kids do
homework but doing their homework.
Evidence: “Once kids
enter middle school,
parental help with
homework can actually
bring test scores down,
an effect could be
caused by the fact that
many parents started
doing all the homework
and telling them all the
right answers for you
and you don’t learn
anything.(Goldstein,
"Don't Help Your Kids
With Their Homework")”
More evidence: “Could
helping your child with
homework be helping or
actually hurting? Many
experts say yes,
especially when parents
cross the line of helping
and doing. ('Should
Parents Help Their Kids
With Homework?', 21)”
Reason 3: Helping your kids with
homework just doesn't help.
Evidence:"Do you review your daughter’s
homework every night? Robinson and
Harris’s data, published in The Broken
Compass: Parental Involvement With
Children’s Education, show that this won’t
help her score higher on standardized
tests."(Goldstein, Don't Help Your Kids With
Homework).
More evidence: "Many educators agree that
if students can't do the homework that's
assigned, they should let the teacher know
so they can get the extra help they need.
And yes, kids may be busy, but part of
growing up is learning to balance
extracurricular activities with the demands of
schoolwork."("Should Parents Help Their
Kids With Homework?", 20)
Counter argument: You may say that it is
okay for parents to check their kids
homework.
Well that is just as bad! Will the teacher
check your test, your STAAR test, your
standardized test? No! So even if you ask
for your parents to check your homework
just know it will not help it will hurt.
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