In a bid to promote the well-being and balanced development of young students, Representative Sam Versoza has filed House Bill 8243, colloquially known as the “No Homework Law,” which aims to ban the assigning of homework to elementary and high school students on weekends, providing them with much-needed respite and an opportunity to engage in non-academic activities.
Recognizing the growing concerns about the heavy academic workload and its impact on the mental and physical health of students, Versoza, through his measure, emphasizes the importance of striking a healthy balance between academic pursuits and other aspects of a child’s life.
The “No Homework Law” seeks to alleviate the pressures students face by reserving weekends for leisure, family time, and personal growth.
House Bill 8243 proposes that educators be prohibited from assigning homework or projects to students on Saturdays and Sundays.
This legislation covers both public and private schools, ensuring that students across the country have equal opportunities to benefit from the designated homework-free weekends.
The bill is set to undergo thorough deliberations in the House of Representatives, where lawmakers, educators, and stakeholders will discuss its merits and potential consequences.
Amendments may be proposed to strike a balance between academic responsibilities and the well-being of students.
If enacted into law, the “No Homework Law” could significantly reshape the educational landscape in the Philippines, giving rise to a new approach to student workload and promoting a healthier learning environment.