Are schools overloading students with project work ?
Does project works assigned by teachers actually help the students or is it a burden on the parents? This thread is almost an emotional outburst of a mother who feels that the system need to change. Read on and offer your comments.
I always get tensed whenever my children are asked to do projects by their teachers. I keep wondering to what extent my child is benefiting by doing the project. But almost all the time , whenever a project is given it is me who is doing it instead of my child. As it is children have loads of homework and they do not have time to do the project work. And they also worry that they would lose marks if they do not complete the project. So finally I have to pacify my child by doing his work. Everytime I do a project I keep telling myself that this is the last time I will do a project for my child. But again after a few days a new project will be given and I find myself doing it again. I get the feeling that if I don't do it for my child then who is going to help him. And as this continues the child has made a decision that homework is for him and the project work is for his mother.
When I explain the situation to his teachers during the parent-teacher meet they always say that they will not give extra work again. But it keeps repeating. Even when I was studying , in my school days, I never did this many project works. I was happy just attending school , doing my homework and studying regularly. Now , it is is like being a student again. But this time I am not enjoying it. It seems like a punishment. I wonder how this type of projects help my child. I hope the system changes and my child also enjoys his school days like how I did when I was young.