By: Mariana Arteaga
Most people might agree that school and stress are the perfect combination to dive a person crazy. Teachers are usually seen as the ones giving out the stress to students, by assigning too much homework, difficult tests, and too many projects.
Although teachers have to follow the Common Core Standards, they are not obligated to give so much homework- enough to make students get angry and even cry.
“Although it's easy homework, it’s still a lot to do,” said Denisse Gonzalez, a freshman at Samueli Academy. Projects are another main cause of stress. 3 out of 5 students polled said projects are the cause of their stress.
“Most times it’s a group project, so it’s not only depending on me but it’s depending on the whole group to work together and if someone doesn’t work I have to do more work,” said a Mariana Ortega, a freshman at Samueli Academy.
The difficulty of tests are also a cause of stress, because the content on a test has to be studied for, in order for someone to get a good grade on it. 1 out of 5 people said tests are their cause of stress, and 2 out of 5 people said homework was one of their causes of stress.
“Tests are graded higher, and they're worth a lot more,” said Iridyan Jimenez, a junior at Samueli Academy.
Parents are also affected by this, even if it’s hard to believe. Parents have a bond or connection with their child, therefore if their child suffers or is going through some stress, the parents are going to feel their emotion or stress as well. According to a parenting blog, MomJerseyShore.com, “Most parents will tell you that they would die for their children. And when your child is hurt or sick, you want nothing more than to take away the pain. You wish the pain on yourself.”
2 out of 5 students at Samueli Academy have said that English is one of the classes that causes them the most stress, if teachers proposed that students did more classwork, instead of homework, students would prefer that instead.
“Either way, I’m in school and I can’t do anything else, so I'd rather do extra classwork instead of homework,” said Denise Gonzales.
“I’m willing to do more classwork, if it means it won’t turn into homework,” said Stephany Garfias, junior at Samueli Academy. If we all had less homework and not so many projects, students would have less stress in their life.
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