Are You Down With or Done With Homework?
- Posted January 17, 2012
- By Lory Hough
The debate over how much schoolwork students should be doing at home has flared again, with one side saying it's too much, the other side saying in our competitive world, it's just not enough.
It was a move that doesn't happen very often in American public schools: The principal got rid of homework.
This past September, Stephanie Brant, principal of Gaithersburg Elementary School in Gaithersburg, Md., decided that instead of teachers sending kids home with math worksheets and spelling flash cards, students would instead go home and read. Every day for 30 minutes, more if they had time or the inclination, with parents or on their own.
"I knew this would be a big shift for my community," she says. But she also strongly believed it was a necessary one. Twenty-first-century learners, especially those in elementary school, need to think critically and understand their own learning — not spend night after night doing rote homework drills.
Brant's move may not be common, but she isn't alone in her questioning. The value of doing schoolwork at home has gone in and out of fashion in the United States among educators, policymakers, the media, and, more recently, parents. As far back as the late 1800s, with the rise of the Progressive Era, doctors such as Joseph Mayer Rice began pushing for a limit on what he called "mechanical homework," saying it caused childhood nervous conditions and eyestrain. Around that time, the then-influential Ladies Home Journal began publishing a series of anti-homework articles, stating that five hours of brain work a day was "the most we should ask of our children," and that homework was an intrusion on family life. In response, states like California passed laws abolishing homework for students under a certain age.
But, as is often the case with education, the tide eventually turned. After the Russians launched the Sputnik satellite in 1957, a space race emerged, and, writes Brian Gill in the journal Theory Into Practice, "The homework problem was reconceived as part of a national crisis; the U.S. was losing the Cold War because Russian children were smarter." Many earlier laws limiting homework were abolished, and the longterm trend toward less homework came to an end.
The debate re-emerged a decade later when parents of the late '60s and '70s argued that children should be free to play and explore — similar anti-homework wellness arguments echoed nearly a century earlier. By the early-1980s, however, the pendulum swung again with the publication of A Nation at Risk , which blamed poor education for a "rising tide of mediocrity." Students needed to work harder, the report said, and one way to do this was more homework.
For the most part, this pro-homework sentiment is still going strong today, in part because of mandatory testing and continued economic concerns about the nation's competitiveness. Many believe that today's students are falling behind their peers in places like Korea and Finland and are paying more attention to Angry Birds than to ancient Babylonia.
But there are also a growing number of Stephanie Brants out there, educators and parents who believe that students are stressed and missing out on valuable family time. Students, they say, particularly younger students who have seen a rise in the amount of take-home work and already put in a six- to nine-hour "work" day, need less, not more homework.
Who is right? Are students not working hard enough or is homework not working for them? Here's where the story gets a little tricky: It depends on whom you ask and what research you're looking at. As Cathy Vatterott, the author of Rethinking Homework , points out, "Homework has generated enough research so that a study can be found to support almost any position, as long as conflicting studies are ignored." Alfie Kohn, author of The Homework Myth and a strong believer in eliminating all homework, writes that, "The fact that there isn't anything close to unanimity among experts belies the widespread assumption that homework helps." At best, he says, homework shows only an association, not a causal relationship, with academic achievement. In other words, it's hard to tease out how homework is really affecting test scores and grades. Did one teacher give better homework than another? Was one teacher more effective in the classroom? Do certain students test better or just try harder?
"It is difficult to separate where the effect of classroom teaching ends," Vatterott writes, "and the effect of homework begins."
Putting research aside, however, much of the current debate over homework is focused less on how homework affects academic achievement and more on time. Parents in particular have been saying that the amount of time children spend in school, especially with afterschool programs, combined with the amount of homework given — as early as kindergarten — is leaving students with little time to run around, eat dinner with their families, or even get enough sleep.
Certainly, for some parents, homework is a way to stay connected to their children's learning. But for others, homework creates a tug-of-war between parents and children, says Liz Goodenough, M.A.T.'71, creator of a documentary called Where Do the Children Play?
"Ideally homework should be about taking something home, spending a few curious and interesting moments in which children might engage with parents, and then getting that project back to school — an organizational triumph," she says. "A nag-free activity could engage family time: Ask a parent about his or her own childhood. Interview siblings."
Instead, as the authors of The Case Against Homework write, "Homework overload is turning many of us into the types of parents we never wanted to be: nags, bribers, and taskmasters."
Leslie Butchko saw it happen a few years ago when her son started sixth grade in the Santa Monica-Malibu (Calif.) United School District. She remembers him getting two to four hours of homework a night, plus weekend and vacation projects. He was overwhelmed and struggled to finish assignments, especially on nights when he also had an extracurricular activity.
"Ultimately, we felt compelled to have Bobby quit karate — he's a black belt — to allow more time for homework," she says. And then, with all of their attention focused on Bobby's homework, she and her husband started sending their youngest to his room so that Bobby could focus. "One day, my younger son gave us 15-minute coupons as a present for us to use to send him to play in the back room. … It was then that we realized there had to be something wrong with the amount of homework we were facing."
Butchko joined forces with another mother who was having similar struggles and ultimately helped get the homework policy in her district changed, limiting homework on weekends and holidays, setting time guidelines for daily homework, and broadening the definition of homework to include projects and studying for tests. As she told the school board at one meeting when the policy was first being discussed, "In closing, I just want to say that I had more free time at Harvard Law School than my son has in middle school, and that is not in the best interests of our children."
One barrier that Butchko had to overcome initially was convincing many teachers and parents that more homework doesn't necessarily equal rigor.
"Most of the parents that were against the homework policy felt that students need a large quantity of homework to prepare them for the rigorous AP classes in high school and to get them into Harvard," she says.
Stephanie Conklin, Ed.M.'06, sees this at Another Course to College, the Boston pilot school where she teaches math. "When a student is not completing [his or her] homework, parents usually are frustrated by this and agree with me that homework is an important part of their child's learning," she says.
As Timothy Jarman, Ed.M.'10, a ninth-grade English teacher at Eugene Ashley High School in Wilmington, N.C., says, "Parents think it is strange when their children are not assigned a substantial amount of homework."
That's because, writes Vatterott, in her chapter, "The Cult(ure) of Homework," the concept of homework "has become so engrained in U.S. culture that the word homework is part of the common vernacular."
These days, nightly homework is a given in American schools, writes Kohn.
"Homework isn't limited to those occasions when it seems appropriate and important. Most teachers and administrators aren't saying, 'It may be useful to do this particular project at home,'" he writes. "Rather, the point of departure seems to be, 'We've decided ahead of time that children will have to do something every night (or several times a week). … This commitment to the idea of homework in the abstract is accepted by the overwhelming majority of schools — public and private, elementary and secondary."
Brant had to confront this when she cut homework at Gaithersburg Elementary.
"A lot of my parents have this idea that homework is part of life. This is what I had to do when I was young," she says, and so, too, will our kids. "So I had to shift their thinking." She did this slowly, first by asking her teachers last year to really think about what they were sending home. And this year, in addition to forming a parent advisory group around the issue, she also holds events to answer questions.
Still, not everyone is convinced that homework as a given is a bad thing. "Any pursuit of excellence, be it in sports, the arts, or academics, requires hard work. That our culture finds it okay for kids to spend hours a day in a sport but not equal time on academics is part of the problem," wrote one pro-homework parent on the blog for the documentary Race to Nowhere , which looks at the stress American students are under. "Homework has always been an issue for parents and children. It is now and it was 20 years ago. I think when people decide to have children that it is their responsibility to educate them," wrote another.
And part of educating them, some believe, is helping them develop skills they will eventually need in adulthood. "Homework can help students develop study skills that will be of value even after they leave school," reads a publication on the U.S. Department of Education website called Homework Tips for Parents. "It can teach them that learning takes place anywhere, not just in the classroom. … It can foster positive character traits such as independence and responsibility. Homework can teach children how to manage time."
Annie Brown, Ed.M.'01, feels this is particularly critical at less affluent schools like the ones she has worked at in Boston, Cambridge, Mass., and Los Angeles as a literacy coach.
"It feels important that my students do homework because they will ultimately be competing for college placement and jobs with students who have done homework and have developed a work ethic," she says. "Also it will get them ready for independently taking responsibility for their learning, which will need to happen for them to go to college."
The problem with this thinking, writes Vatterott, is that homework becomes a way to practice being a worker.
"Which begs the question," she writes. "Is our job as educators to produce learners or workers?"
Slate magazine editor Emily Bazelon, in a piece about homework, says this makes no sense for younger kids.
"Why should we think that practicing homework in first grade will make you better at doing it in middle school?" she writes. "Doesn't the opposite seem equally plausible: that it's counterproductive to ask children to sit down and work at night before they're developmentally ready because you'll just make them tired and cross?"
Kohn writes in the American School Board Journal that this "premature exposure" to practices like homework (and sit-and-listen lessons and tests) "are clearly a bad match for younger children and of questionable value at any age." He calls it BGUTI: Better Get Used to It. "The logic here is that we have to prepare you for the bad things that are going to be done to you later … by doing them to you now."
According to a recent University of Michigan study, daily homework for six- to eight-year-olds increased on average from about 8 minutes in 1981 to 22 minutes in 2003. A review of research by Duke University Professor Harris Cooper found that for elementary school students, "the average correlation between time spent on homework and achievement … hovered around zero."
So should homework be eliminated? Of course not, say many Ed School graduates who are teaching. Not only would students not have time for essays and long projects, but also teachers would not be able to get all students to grade level or to cover critical material, says Brett Pangburn, Ed.M.'06, a sixth-grade English teacher at Excel Academy Charter School in Boston. Still, he says, homework has to be relevant.
"Kids need to practice the skills being taught in class, especially where, like the kids I teach at Excel, they are behind and need to catch up," he says. "Our results at Excel have demonstrated that kids can catch up and view themselves as in control of their academic futures, but this requires hard work, and homework is a part of it."
Ed School Professor Howard Gardner basically agrees.
"America and Americans lurch between too little homework in many of our schools to an excess of homework in our most competitive environments — Li'l Abner vs. Tiger Mother," he says. "Neither approach makes sense. Homework should build on what happens in class, consolidating skills and helping students to answer new questions."
So how can schools come to a happy medium, a way that allows teachers to cover everything they need while not overwhelming students? Conklin says she often gives online math assignments that act as labs and students have two or three days to complete them, including some in-class time. Students at Pangburn's school have a 50-minute silent period during regular school hours where homework can be started, and where teachers pull individual or small groups of students aside for tutoring, often on that night's homework. Afterschool homework clubs can help.
Some schools and districts have adapted time limits rather than nix homework completely, with the 10-minute per grade rule being the standard — 10 minutes a night for first-graders, 30 minutes for third-graders, and so on. (This remedy, however, is often met with mixed results since not all students work at the same pace.) Other schools offer an extended day that allows teachers to cover more material in school, in turn requiring fewer take-home assignments. And for others, like Stephanie Brant's elementary school in Maryland, more reading with a few targeted project assignments has been the answer.
"The routine of reading is so much more important than the routine of homework," she says. "Let's have kids reflect. You can still have the routine and you can still have your workspace, but now it's for reading. I often say to parents, if we can put a man on the moon, we can put a man or woman on Mars and that person is now a second-grader. We don't know what skills that person will need. At the end of the day, we have to feel confident that we're giving them something they can use on Mars."
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It’s not uncommon to hear students, parents, and even some teachers always complaining about homework. Why, then, is homework an inescapable part of the student experience? Worksheets, busy work, and reading assignments continue to be a mainstay of students’ evenings.
Whether from habit or comparison with out-of-class work time in other nations, our students are getting homework and, according to some of them, a LOT of it. Educators and policy makers must ask themselves—does assigning homework pay off?
Is there evidence that homework benefits students younger than high school?
The Scholastic article Is Homework Bad? references Alfie Kohn’s book The Homework Myth: Why Our Kids Get Too Much of a Bad Thing , in which he says, “There is no evidence to demonstrate that homework benefits students below high school age.”
The article goes on to note that those who oppose homework focus on the drawbacks of significant time spent on homework, identifying one major negative as homework’s intrusion into family time. They also point out that opponents believe schools have decided homework is necessary and thus assign it simply to assign some kind of homework, not because doing the work meets specifically-identified student needs.
“Busy work” does not help students learn
Students and parents appear to carry similar critiques of homework, specifically regarding assignments identified as busy work—long sheets of repetitive math problems, word searches, or reading logs seemingly designed to make children dislike books.
When asked how homework can negatively affect children, Nancy Kalish, author of The Case Against Homework: How Homework is Hurting Our Children and What We Can Do About It , says that many homework assignments are “simply busy work” that makes learning “a chore rather than a positive, constructive experience.”
Commenters on the piece, both parents and students, tended to agree. One student shared that on occasion they spent more time on homework than at school, while another commenter pointed out that, “We don’t give slow-working children a longer school day, but we consistently give them a longer homework day.”
Without feedback, homework is ineffective
The efficacy of the homework identified by Kalish has been studied by policy researchers as well. Gerald LeTendre, of Penn State’s Education Policy Studies department points out that the shotgun approach to homework, when students all receive the same photocopied assignment which is then checked as complete rather than discussed individually with the student, is “not very effective.” He goes on to say that, “If there’s no feedback and no monitoring, the homework is probably not effective.”
Researchers from the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia had similar findings in their study, “ When Is Homework Worth The Time ?” According to UVAToday, these researchers reported no “substantive difference” in the grades of students related to homework completion.
As researcher Adam Maltese noted, “Our results hint that maybe homework is not being used as well as it could be.” The report further suggested that while not all homework is bad, the type and quality of assignments and their differentiation to specific learners appears to be an important point of future research.
If homework is assigned, it should heighten understanding of the subject
The Curry School of Education report did find a positive association between standardized test performance and time spent on homework, but standardized test performance shouldn’t be the end goal of assignments—a heightened understanding and capability with the content material should.
As such, it is important that if/when teachers assign homework assignments, it is done thoughtfully and carefully—and respectful of the maximum times suggested by the National Education Association, about 10 minutes per night starting in the first grade, with an additional 10 minutes per year after.
Continue reading — The Homework Debate: How Homework Benefits Students
Monica Fuglei is a graduate of the University of Nebraska in Omaha and a current adjunct faculty member of Arapahoe Community College in Colorado, where she teaches composition and creative writing.
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Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old homework quotes, homework sayings, and homework proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.
I've got a lot of homework to do, and none of it has anything to do with school. Travis Thrasher
Homework is not an option. My bed is sending out serious nap rays. I can't help myself. The fluffy pillows and warm comforter are more powerful than I am. I have no choice but to snuggle under the covers. Laurie Halse Anderson
He's given me enough homework to last ten years. I'm gonna die of nerdism. Mark A. Cooper
The worst thing a kid can say about homework is that it is too hard. The worst thing a kid can say about a game is it's too easy. Henry Jenkins
You don't get rich off your day job, you get rich off your homework. Daymond John
Everybody talks about finding your voice. Do your homework and your voice will find you. Branford Marsalis
If you want to be lucky, do your homework. Jim Rogers
The teacher can always tell when you did your homework on the bus. Cynthia Lewis
Do your homework. I'm tired of carrying you. Cheryl Miller
Teens think listening to music helps them concentrate. It doesn't. It relieves them of the boredom that concentration on homework induces. Marilyn vos Savant
With homework, school prepares students for overtime. With reports, it prepares them for payday. Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Do your homework and stand your ground. Peter Bart
If you do your homework and do your due diligence, you shouldn't get stuck with one of them. Dawson Grimsley
There's only one interview technique that matters. Do your homework so you can listen to the answers and react to them and ask follow-ups. Do your homework, prepare. Jim Lehrer
Nothing is free. You got to pay to be in society. First you start with homework. Mel Brooks
Homework is a term that means grown up imposed yet self-afflicting torture. James Patterson
The more you do your homework, the more you're free to be intuitive. But you've got to put the work in. Edward Norton
One of life's most painful moments comes when we must admit that we didn't do our homework, that we are not prepared. Merlin Olsen
If you're working 12-hour days, then you come home to do three hours' homework, it's quite a lot on your plate. Anna Popplewell
Writing for me can be homework. I do get a lot from it in the end. But I hate doing it. Natalie Maines
Do your homework and know your business better than anyone. Otherwise, someone who knows more and works harder will kick your ass. Mark Cuban
Homework is a best work,but if human hate it its a worst work. Vidhya Vijay
Do your homework, study the craft, believe in yourself, and out-work everyone. Justin Hires
The toughest thing about homework is getting mom and pop to agree on the same answer. Joey Lauren Adams
Home computers are being called upon to perform many new functions, including the consumption of homework formerly eaten by the dog. Doug Larson
The difference between a calculated risk and rolling the dice can be expressed in one word: homework. Georgette Mosbacher
Lack of homework shows up in the marketplace as well as in the classroom. Jim Rohn
I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework. Lily Tomlin
You see it in education a lot. If you do your homework, you get to pick out something from the class treasure chest. Dace Svikis
Inspiration comes in the middle of the night when you should be doing homework. Amy Lee
Do your homework and keep good files. Know the background and biases of your sources. Jane Brody
My life is a black hole of boredom and despair. So basically you've been doing homework. Like I said, black hole. Kiersten White
The same people who never did their homework in high school are still doing that to this very day out in the real world. Jules Shear
My parents always taught me that my day job would never make me rich; it'd be my homework. Daymond John
The team that is going to win is the one that does its homework the best by studying its opponents. Imran Khan
When I was growing up, my parents told me. Finish your dinner. People in China and India are starving. I tell my daughters. Finish your homework. People in India and China are starving for your job. Thomas Friedman
Homework, I have discovered, involves a sharp pencil and thick books and long sighs. Katherine Applegate
Do your homework and know your facts, but remember it's passion that persuades. H Jackson Brown Jr.
Do your homework or hire wise experts to help you. Never jump into a business you have no idea about. John Templeton
We define meaningful homework as tasks that enrich the in-school curriculum by challenging students to think deeply about important questions, apply their knowledge and skills toward solving genuine problems, and creating authentic products that will be used in meaningful ways. Janet Alleman
Meaningful homework is oriented toward authentic forms of student achievement. Janet Alleman
Meaningful homework should match the goals of the lessons and units and should expand, enrich, or apply what is learned in school. Janet Alleman
Many claim that homework is necessary for improving student achievement--an assertion that is only partially a supported by research. Janet Alleman
Homework is tough on parents, then, and it's also tough on children. Alfie Kohn
Homework is a long-standing education that, until recently, has seldom been questioned. Cathy Vatterott
Homework has generally been viewed as a positive practice and accepted without question as part of the student routine. Cathy Vatterott
As the culture changed, and as the schools and families have changed, homework has become problematic for more and more students, parent, and teachers. Cathy Vatterott
Homework was viewed as a culprit that robbed children of important opportunities for social interaction. Cathy Vatterott
The controversy over homework starts with a large number of academic studies that have sought to establish or refute the notion that homework improves academic performance. John Buell
Students who do homework receive better grades or higher test scores, but they do not establish that homework causes improved performance. John Buell
There is no evidence that any amount of homework improves the academic performance of elementary school students. John Buell
When you also learn the truth about homework, chances are that you'll want to do something to lighten that heavy backpack your child drags home each night. Sara Bennett
It seems like the more homework a nation's teachers assign, the worse that nation's students do on achievement tests. Professor Baker
Many educators tout homework as a great way to teach children responsibility. Sara Bennett
With parents increasingly involved in assignments every step of the way we think homework undermines the teaching of responsibility. Sara Bennett
There's no evidence that homework is good for reinforcement, if parents are going to give up their home life for homework, there should be evidence that it will produce something. Professor Kralovec
The most common reason teachers give for assigning homework is that parents want it. I know parents who judge the quality of the school by how much homework the teachers give, often creating a climate that forces teachers to create assignments against their better judgement. Vera Goodman
No matter how parents justify it or demand it, excessive homework is an intrusion into the private lives of children. Vera Goodman
Young children often like to get some homework because it makes them feel grown up. Vera Goodman
Homework that is light, and designed so that families can enjoy spending time working together, is valuable. Vera Goodman
Teachers argue that they need to give homework to cover the mandated curriculum. Vera Goodman
If you're going to choose someone's homework to copy, you need to choose someone who's good in math. Blanche Hanalis
it's wonderful what they can do with computers these days and I'm pretty sure you have homework to do. Holden Weihs
I wish I had a robot to help me with my homework when I was little. Colin Bostock-Smith
Over the next few decades, schools institutionalized homework as a primary means for determining a student's academic proficiency on almost a daily basis. David C. Berliner
Today school systems overwhelmingly use homework as a pedagogical staple and a measurement for assessing students' academic growth in the short term. David C. Berliner
Parents enforce homework because they believe children who study hard make the grade. David C. Berliner
Most parents eagerly include 'homework time' as part of the daily household routine and act as tutor. David C. Berliner
Thorough homework—good fact-finding coupled with good analysis—is essential if good remedies are to follow and if an effective case is to be made for a particular cause. Frank Sennett
There are always more events to be organized, students to be congratulated, cheers to say, homework to design, and challenges to meet. Pondie Nicholson
Homework is a breeze. Cooking is a pleasant diversion. Putting up a retaining wall is a lark. But teaching is like climbing a mountain. Fawn M. Brodie
My daddy used to ask us whether the teacher had given us any homework. If we said no, he'd say, well, assign yourself. Marian Wright Edelman
Our furnace broke, and we had to burn my homework to keep ourselves from freezing. Jim Kraus
I didn't do my history because I don't believe in dwelling on the past. Jim Kraus
When a teenager is watching television, listening to her record player, and talking on the phone, she is probably doing her homework. Evan Esar
A lazy schoolboy lets his father do his homework, but a bright one helps his father with it. Evan Esar
Homework sometimes shows how much children don't know, but more often how much their parents don't know. Evan Esar
When it comes to homework, most schoolchildren like to do nothing better. Evan Esar
Half the parents who do their children's homework for them shouldn't; the other half can't. Evan Esar
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Top 5 Famous/Rich People Who Skipped Homework
Parents are forever battering their children with reasons they should do their college homework . Grades and academic achievements are a major factor in choosing and being successful in a career. Yet, there are some very successful, rich and famous people who have achieved what they have without great academic success behind them. Do you know at least one name of a famous person who showed absolutely poor academic performance and still became rich? Oh, you’ll be surprised! Some rich and famous people like Walt Disney and Mary Kay Ash prove that you can become successful without being a great scholar. You always stand a great chance to succeed even if you are not strong in some subjects. Just keep in mind Sanders’ brilliant quote – “One has to remember that every failure can be a stepping-stone to something better…”
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The English businessman is one of the most well-known success stories of modern times. Despite receiving a privileged education at Bishopsgate School and Stowe School his academic performance was poor and he left full-time education at the age of 16. Today Sir Richard is the Chairman of the Virgin Group – which he founded and built – of more than 400 companies.
- Branson is dyslexic
- His first business venture was a magazine named “Student”
- Branson founded the Virgin Records label in 1972.
- He has been a LinkedIn Influencer since 2012.
- Branson has attempted a number of world records including flights in hot air balloons and transatlantic crossings by air and water.
- He regularly appears on TV and in the movies, as himself, in cameo roles and even as spoofs and satirical views of himself.
- He owns Necker Island in the Caribbean
- He is a humanitarian involved in many charities on green, nuclear and social issues
- Branson appears at number 303 in the Forbes Billionaire list for 2014
- Quote – One thing is certain in business. You and everyone around you will make mistakes.
A man who ended up as one of the most famous names in the world was a poor student. He repeated grades and dropped out of high school at the age of 16. By this time he was already harboring a passion for animation. Via various routes, the beginnings of the Disney we know and love today began in 1923 as the Disney Brothers Studio. Mickey Mouse was unleashed on the world in Steamboat Willie in 1928 and Disney was really born.
- One of Walt’s first animated characters was Oswald the Lucky Rabbit. He lost the rights to Oswald in 1927 but in 2006, the Walt Disney Company got them back.
- In 1931, Columbia dropped the distribution rights to Disney cartoons in favor of United Artists – home of Betty Boop, Mickey Mouse’s biggest rival.
- Disney’s first full-length animation was deemed to be a “folly” by the film industry. Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs went on to achieve massive global success and Walt Disney was awarded a special honorary Oscar for significant screen innovation.
- Disney was a founding member of the Motion Picture Alliance for the Preservation of American Ideals – an anti-communist group active during the time of the McCarthy witch-hunts
- The first Disney theme park – Disneyland – opened in California in 1955 and is reported to have cost $17milion to build.
- For a man who struggled with his homework, a most interesting quote from Walt Disney is “There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate’s loot on Treasure Island.”
Mary Kay Ash
Not much is written or recorded about Mary Kay Ash’s education except that it is known that she did not go to college after graduating from Reagan High School, Houston in 1934. Her 30+ year career in direct sales and the inequality of women in the workplace became the driving force behind the formation of Mary Kay Cosmetics.
- Mary Kay Cosmetics was started from an initial investment of $5,000
- Mary Kay had not originally planned on forming her own company until she realized the book she had written was, in fact, a business plan.
- The first Mary Kay cosmetics were sold from a store in Dallas
- The company was founded on the principle of empowering women and the slogan remains “God first, family second, career third”.
- Mary Kay Ash is the author of three best-selling books
- There are more than 1.5 million Mary Kay Consultants around the world.
- Mary Kay Ash regularly features in lists such as “Most Influential Business Women”, “Best Female Entrepreneur”, “Business Hall of Fame” etc…
- Quote – Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve.
Colonel Harlan Sanders
Today the company founded by this man is known all over the world by just three letters – KFC! In his signature white suit, Colonel Harland Sanders was not only the founder but the symbol of Kentucky Fried Chicken. Not half bad for a man who dropped out of elementary school.
- Sanders worked many jobs to support himself and his family and despite having no high school diploma he gained a law degree by correspondence
- The big break for Sanders’ single outlet selling fried chicken in Corbin was when it was included in “Adventures in Good Eating” written by food critic Duncan Hines in 1939.
- Sanders had finalized his secret recipe for fried chicken by July 1940.
- The first KFC franchise was awarded to Pete Harman of Utah in 1952. It was actually Harman who first called the dish Kentucky Fried Chicken. Sanders had finally achieved success at the age of 62.
- Harlan Sanders WAS a commissioned colonel in Kentucky
- Sanders was 90 years old when he died of pneumonia in December 1980
- In 2013, one of his suits and a tie was sold at auction for more than $21,000
- Quote – “One has to remember that every failure can be a stepping-stone to something better…”
Frank Lloyd Wright
Described as probably the most influential architect of the 20th Century, Frank Lloyd Wright’s success was built on a very checkered educational platform. It seemed Mr. Wright didn’t enjoy school or homework much. He left high school without graduating and left college without earning his degree.
- The first properties built independently by FLW were known as “bootlegs” as he was employed by an architect’s firm at the time. Eight of them still stand today. They cost him his job!
- FLW set up independently in Steinway Hall, Chicago and was joined by other architects whose style became known as “Prairie School”.
- Winslow House in River Forest, Illinois was FLW’s first “official” independent commission
- FLW turned down the offer to study (fully-financed) for four years at theÄ–cole des Beaux-Arts in Paris followed by two years in Rome.
- The first of his concrete block houses were built in Hollywood, California in 1923.
- After the textile block, he developed the Mature Organic style, and then onto Usonian.
- The Guggenheim Museum in New York took 16 years for FLW to build.
- Frank Lloyd Wright designed more than 400 structures, of which some 300 remain.
- Quote – Less is only more where more is no good
- Quotes against Homework- Know the Effects of Negative Thinking about Homework
- Lack of interest:
If you take tension about your homework, after sometime you will not find any interest in the subject. You will try to avoid your classes because you have failed to do your tasks and you do not want to get punishments. If you avoid classes, you cannot learn your subject and cannot clear your doubts. In this way, you cannot improve your marks.
- Creates confusion:
A tensed mind cannot think about a difficult topic and cannot solve any complicated matter. If you always take tension, your confusion related to the subject matter will increase and you cannot learn anything. So, you have to understand that your learning is very important and you have to increase your skill. If you are already facing this problem, it means you have to overcome your tension. Decrease confidence: It is quite natural if you do not attend your class and avoid learning new topics, your doubts will not be cleared. In this way, you will lose your interest in the subject and you will lose your confidence. So, you cannot get good score in the exam.
- Creates anxiety:
Continuous fear and tension will create anxiety that is very harmful to you. If you have this problem, you cannot learn your topic and cannot perform well in the exam.
- Face depression:
In thepresent time, several students suffer from depression because they have the tension of learning their subject and burden of homework. This is a serious mental disease that can destroy your career. So, you have to take care of yourself and should avoid your tension. So, these are the negative effects that students face. They have to know some tricks to overcome this situation and to avoid this. They can read like Quotes about less homework- Explore some tips to avoid this situation . Ways to remove the tension of doing homework: After knowing the negative effects of quotes against homework , you should know the process of overcoming the tension and burden of the homework. I want to share some tips that will help you to do your homework quicklyand you do not have to say anything against homework.
- Choose perfect place:
At the time of doing homework, you have to pay attention to the topic because you have to solve several difficult things. So, it is better to select a serene place and do your tasks there peacefully.
- Take all important things:
Students need several things when they do tier tasks, so you have tocollect all these things before starting the task. Otherwise, you have to go again and again to find important materials. In this way, students cannot keep their attention for a long time.
- Select a perfect time:
Students have to select a time when they are suitable to do their tasks. They can solve their homework in the early morning when their minds are fresh or they can do their work after coming from the school. Another right time of doing their tasks isat night when everyone is sleeping.
- Make a plan:
You have lots of assignments to do so you have to make a list. Set a time when you can solve your tasks and write down the time duration that you want to spend on a particular subject. If you follow the list with determination, you do not have to take tension about the homework because easily you can complete it. In this way, you will not think quotes against homework .
- Keep away all distraction:
Students have to keep away all the distraction otherwise they cannot concentrate on the topic for long. So, they have to switch off the television and mobile. They should not open their computer.
- Clear your doubts:
For doing homework quickly, they have to clear their doubts before doing the homework. If they know the topic in detail, they can solve all questions.
- Do it with your friends:
Students have to enjoy what they are doing. For create some enjoyment, they can tell their friends to do their tasks with them. In this way,they can easily complete their tasks without feeling bored.
- Take some snacks and fruits:
Students can take some fruits or snacks with them. It will remove their boringness and they can solve their homework quickly. These are the ways to stop thinking quotes against homework . In this way, you can improve your skill and can concentrate on the subject. After using all these tips, I become successful in doing my homework. Now, I do not think anything negative about homework.Â This is my belief that you will also get apositive result after doing this. You can share these tricks with your friends for getting apositive result.
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20 Funny Quotes About Homework
Many students hate homework, right? It can be really bothersome to spend time home finishing tasks for school when we can have fun and enjoy the time spent out of school. Whether you love studying or not, there must have been some time when you hated doing your homework. These funny homework quotes will remind you of the homework struggles and make you laugh with their wittiness.
Homework is a prolonged school “torture”.
Some students choose not to do their homework at all.
Time passes so slowly when we do our tasks.
If you want to be bored, do your homework.
One of the best perks of baseball.
Google doesn’t always know everything.
Everything is simple when you are younger.
How many times did your dog chew on your homework papers?
The trash can is a place where many homework assignments ended.
Copy-paste is one of the widely known techniques.
Everything is better than doing homework.
It is the right time to finish your homework when you are bored.
Some homework is just too difficult.
Homework is time-consuming and exhausting.
Sometimes you just can’t manage to finish all tasks on time.
Answers are not important, as long as we have the assignment finished.
Nobody thinks about homework in summer.
Funny homework quotes will make you laugh out loud.
No matter what, I don’t want to do my homework.
It is better to finish our homework when we are smarter.
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Top 25 Most Famous Quotes About Homework (BEST)
“Education is a cause very close to me. What matters is encouraging my fans to focus on their education, because only an educated generation can ensure a better future. Even when I was on tour, I did my homework and studied.” Martin Garrix
“No kid should be getting three or four hours of homework a night. There’s no breathing time, there’s no family time, there are just extracurriculars and homework and then go to bed.” Ross W. Greene
“I feel sorry for kids these days. They get so much homework. Remember the days when we put a belt around our two books and carried them home? Now they’re dragging a suitcase. They have school all day, then homework from six until eleven. There’s no time left to be creative .” Tom Petty
“I’ve always been surrounded by many great people and professors, but my family , especially my mom who was a teacher, was the person who encouraged me to study and pushed me to continue. When we’re young, we don’t understand why our parents bug us so much with school and doing homework, but it’s a blessing to have that support at home.” Bad Bunny
“After your first job, is anyone asking you what your GPA was? No, they don’t care. They ask you: Are you a good leader? Do people follow you? Do you have integrity ? Are you innovative ? Do you solve problems? Somebody’s got to do that homework and redesign the educational system so that it can actually train people to be successful in life.” Neil deGrasse Tyson
“You have got to pay attention, you have got to study and you have to do your homework. You have to score higher than everybody else. Otherwise, there is always somebody there waiting to take your place.” Daisy Fuentes
“Growing up, I ate, slept and breathed hockey. I got home from school, I shot pucks, played outdoor hockey, road hockey, go home for dinner… Remember this is pre-Internet, barely any video games, I had a Commodore Vic-20. If you weren’t doing your homework, you were outside playing hockey, most likely.” Chris Pronger
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“When I was growing up, my parents told me, ‘Finish your dinner. People in China and India are starving.’ I tell my daughters, ‘Finish your homework. People in India and China are starving for your job.'” Thomas Friedman
“Homework should be a swear word. Every time teachers say it, they should have to put money in a jar and then, when there’s enough, they need to buy all the kids ice cream.” Rachel Inbar
“When my son Nandan was in middle school, I had a fun way of doing his math homework. I bought another set of mathematics books and both of us would sit side by side and start solving problems.” Suhasini Maniratnam
“You guys got big uglies, fuumm-bull, and ‘Whoa, Nellie.’ What I got was, ‘Lindsey, why are the trash cans still out front?’ ‘This homework needs more work,’ and the inevitable was, ‘How fast were you really going?'” Keith Jackson
“By providing every student with a quality education , and the materials they need for class and to do their homework, we can help students from all backgrounds learn and thrive.” London Breed
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How much do Costco's gold bars cost? Here's what investors should know now.
By Angelica Leicht
September 29, 2023 / 12:20 PM / CBS News
As an investment, gold makes a lot of sense . Not only does this precious metal offer investors a way to hedge against inflation, but it is also a store of value and a smart way to diversify your investment portfolio to mitigate risk from other investments.
Those unique benefits are a large part of why interest in gold investing — which ranges from gold bars and coins to gold stocks and gold IRAs — has skyrocketed in popularity in recent years. And, one recent indicator of the growing demand for gold is that the warehouse giant Costco is now selling 1-ounce gold bars to members through its website.
Costco currently offers two different types of 1-ounce gold bars for purchase, and the retailer says there has been hefty demand since the bars were introduced. But if you're thinking about buying a few gold bars from Costco, you may want to know how much it will cost you first to make sure you're getting a good deal.
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How much do Costco's gold bars cost?
Costco is currently selling two types of gold bars on its website: a 1-ounce gold PAMP Suisse Lady Fortuna Veriscan bar and a 1-ounce bar from South Africa's Rand Refinery. And, the two bars are pretty comparable in price , with the PAMP bar listed at $1,980 and the Rand bar listed at $1,950.
But because demand has been so strong, the warehouse retailer is limiting each member's purchase to a maximum of two gold bars. And, it could be tough to get your hands on gold bars through Costco. According to the company's CEO, the gold bars have been selling out within a matter of hours after they're listed — and as of Friday morning, the gold bars were listed as unavailable on Costco's website, a likely indicator that they are still sold out.
So what can you do if you want to buy gold bars but can't get them through Costco? Or if you want to purchase more gold bars than the two-bar limit for Costco members? Well, the good news is that you have other options.
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Costco's gold bars are sold out, but there are other buying options
Here are a few other places to buy gold bars if you can't get them at Costco:
Licensed online retailers
There are numerous reputable online retailers that you can easily purchase gold bars from. And, if you're looking to buy a large number of gold bars, some licensed online retailers may even offer discounts on large purchases (or for paying for your gold with a credit card). Some offer discounts for buying in large quantities or paying for your purchase by credit card.
You have a wide range of reputable online gold dealers to choose from, including JM Bullion, American Precious Metals Exchange (APMEX) and American Hartford Gold. But these aren't the only options you have, so be sure to compare your options. And, before you make any purchases, be sure to read customer reviews and learn about the dealer's reputation on sites like the Better Business Bureau.
If you prefer to buy gold bars in person, you can visit a local precious metal retailer to make your purchase. But, as with online retailers, it's important to do your homework to make sure that you're buying from a trusted dealer and getting authentic gold bars that meet purity standards.
Before you take this route, make sure to explore the retailer's customer reviews and learn about their reputations through the same sites you'd use to vet online retailers. You may also compare prices before you make a purchase. It's not unusual for there to be big markups on gold bars when you're buying them in person due to these stores having higher overhead. Knowing the spot price for gold will also help you make an informed decision on who to buy your gold bars from.
Banks and credit unions
You may also have the option of buying gold bars from a bank or credit union. That said, the options may be limited compared to an online or brick-and-mortar retailer — and it may be difficult to find a financial institution to buy them from. If you want to take this route, your best bet is to call beforehand to ensure that the bank or credit union is offering gold bars for sale.
The bottom line
Costco is offering two gold bar options currently and both have price tags that are slightly under $2,000. But if you're planning to make your purchase from the warehouse retailer, it could be difficult. The high demand has resulted in Costco's gold bars selling out within a matter of hours after they're listed. But the good news is that there are plenty of other options for buying gold bars if you want to make an investment in this precious metal, including banks, online retailers and brick-and-mortar precious metal shops. Whatever route you take, though, just be sure to do some research first to ensure you're getting an authentic product at a good price.
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One of life’s most painful moments comes when we must admit that we didn’t do our homework, that we are not prepared. — Merlin Olsen
Nothing is more powerful for your future than being a gatherer of good ideas and information. That’s called doing your homework. — Jim Rohn
You have got to pay attention, you have got to study and you have to do your homework. You have to score higher than everybody else. Otherwise, there is always somebody there waiting to take your place. — Daisy Fuentes
Inspiration comes in the middle of the night when you should be doing homework. — Amy Lee
I’m just living my life. I’m incredibly disciplined and I work incredibly hard. I show up for things on time, I do my homework, and I work my ass off. I’ve had a lot of luck, but I work really, really hard. — Anna Paquin
By providing every student with a quality education, and the materials they need for class and to do their homework, we can help students from all backgrounds learn and thrive. — London Breed
I put so much pressure on myself to be perfect. Between homework and sports and drama and being social, I slept about four hours a night through high school and college. — Allison Williams
Having mid-week games is great. It’s almost like the pros. With three games you need to get your rest and get your fluids. You also need to make sure you get your homework done, because you don’t have every night free until Friday. — Tim Cook
It is not the end, just the beginning, but the homework is enormous, … The summit itself ended, but many, many meetings, action and partnership programs must start. — Yoshio Utsumi
Homework is a best work,but if human hate it its a worst work. — Vidhya Vijay
No kid should be getting three or four hours of homework a night. There’s no breathing time, there’s no family time, there are just extracurriculars and homework and then go to bed. — Ross W. Greene
Homework should be a swear word. Every time teachers say it, they should have to put money in a jar and then, when there’s enough, they need to buy all the kids ice cream. — Rachel Inbar
I’ve got a lot of homework to do, and none of it has anything to do with school. — Travis Thrasher
I also want to thank the person who picked up litter and put it in the litter basket. I want to thank the parents who help their children with homework every night and I want to thank the person who goes by to check on a neighbor, — James Perkins
We turn off the TV, video games and computer – except for homework – during the week. The TV’s reserved for Friday night, Saturday and Sunday just because that’s the time to do homework, and it makes it that much less chaotic in our house. — Candace Cameron Bure
A lot of actors talk about doing their homework, but very few of them do it. — Tony Scott
I wait till the last minute to do lyrics. I seem to work best that way – bummed out and under pressure. I often don’t do my homework. But I’ll always walk that extra mile. — Steven Tyler
The best thing about baseball is there’s no homework. — Dan Quisenberry
We’ve had a lot more teens hanging out at the new library, … The kids really like the new computers and a lot of them come here to hang out with their friends and do their homework after school. — American Library
We do everything together. At first, it was mostly wrestling but then we’d hang out together and do our homework together. — Alex McKinney
‘Grey Gardens’ consumed my life for over two and a half years. It really takes its toll on the family. I’m not there to tuck them in, help them with homework and eat dinner with them. When I work on a show, I only have about 20 minutes a day with my family. — Christine Ebersole
What I know is that if I was asked to teach mathematics in French for a week to young kids, I would do my homework and I think I could do a decent job. I don’t think a degree in education would make me a better teacher. I sometimes teach in college. I don’t teach for long periods of time, but I give workshops and I think I can communicate stuff. So, it’s about communicating. — Philippe Falardeau
We have been very grateful of the support from Spain and the European Union but we also feel we have to do our homework ourselves and not only trust our friends but also trust ourselves. — Per Stig
The deaf culture is portrayed very accurately on ‘Switched at Birth’ because the writers did the opposite of the norm. They did their homework before portraying anything on television. — Sean Berdy
What didn’t get done until 10 or 10:30, didn’t get done until the next day. It teaches you to manage your time. Class is from this time to this time and I can do homework from this time to that time. — A.J. Ellison
Jeremy is a player we did our homework on. He’s a defender, but is actually a converted forward. There are a lot of things we liked about him. — Dave Sarachan
Parents want to know things like how much homework their kids are doing, is it too much, what should they be reading, and at what level, — Piers Morgan
After your first job, is anyone asking you what your GPA was? No, they don’t care. They ask you: Are you a good leader? Do people follow you? Do you have integrity? Are you innovative? Do you solve problems? Somebody’s got to do that homework and redesign the educational system so that it can actually train people to be successful in life — Neil DeGrasse Tyson
We really wanted, as a committee, to do a thorough job and not jump into something. We looked at a lot of great candidates, and we did our homework on them. This committee was very, very thorough. — Randy Stange
I’m very homework-oriented – I’m a little Tracy Flick-ish. — Drew Barrymore
There has always been some cause for concern about that. But I feel we have done a very good job at doing our homework on these projects, and really, we hope the public will look at each one of these projects as they stand on there own merit. — Scot McNeley
I can get my homework done and hang out with my friends. — Mike Darnell
I will not go into a story unprepared. I will do my homework, and that’s something I learned at an early age. — Ed Bradley
Bird flu is totally under control, … The outbreak … occurred in one area and has been contained. Of course, we need to be careful, we need to do our homework well. — Recep Erdogan
Some adults feel intimidated by school, intimidated by the teacher, intimidated by the kind of homework their children are bringing home. It makes it difficult to be a part of things if you don’t have the skills you need. — Debra Conner
I definitely love ‘Camelot.’ It’s my favorite show. I’m a big ‘True Blood’ fan. I love ‘American Idol,’ and I love my girl J-Lo. The rest are my homework shows: ‘Forensic Files,’ ‘Dr. G. Medical Examiner,’ ‘The First 48.’ — Tamala Jones
Talent is important, and some background as well. This really is not beginner’s school. I want to work with people that have achieved a certain level and with whom i can easily communicate, which means you don’t have to do too much explaining so you won’t waste precious time. I don’t do much explaining during rehersals and we are just adjusting minor details. Simply, there is no space nor time for one to learn and each of them has to do their homework on time. That means practising, transitioning from a level to level. — Vlatko Stefanovski
I couldn’t do my homework if my room wasn’t clean. And it has carried on now that I am older, in a very freakish way. — Shaun White
Many people may be expecting a walking-talking clone of Arnold but I believe I’ve done my homework to the extent that the difference between us will be obvious. I’m playing a machine without emotion, but there’s an intensity I’m really working hard at hitting that I hope will come through to the audience and scare the crap out of them. — Robert Patrick
I liked the piano. I always liked playing. I just hated homework. — Mike Shinoda
She really did her homework on this one and read the analysts. — Holly Armstrong
We are reserving judgment. We have some homework to do. We are absolutely committed to help assure the future and viability of American Airlines. — Gregg Overman
I never studied art, but taught myself to draw by imitating the New Yorker cartoonists of that day, instead of doing my homework. — Bil Keane
Adrenaline kicks you in when you’re starving. That’s what nobody understands. Except for being hungry and cold, most of the time I feel like I can do anything. It gives me superhuman powers of smell and hearing. I can see what people are thinking, stay two steps ahead of them. I do enough homework to stay off the radar. Every night I climb thousands of steps into the sky to make me so exhausted that when I fall into bed, I don’t notice Cassie. Then suddenly it’s morning and I leap on the hamster wheel and it starts all over again. — Laurie Halse Anderson
He was a pro in the true sense. Tony did his homework and was always prepared. — Tom Higgins
Wednesday is an early release day, so kids will be out of school early and able to get their homework done. My staff is really excited about it. — Kristi Brown
Personally, the experience is amazing. To see where these kids live and grow up, it’s an experience all in itself to just talk to them individually and feel that you have made some kind of positive impact on their life. Most of them really are good kids stuck in a bad situation and we are there to try to bring out that motivation and determination in them to succeed in life. And the kids have started to warm up to us. They are starting to bring their homework more often and have gained more interest in what we have to share with them. — Ben Schaub
Many kids, particularly in lower-income families, would actually benefit from more structured activities. Plenty of children, especially teenagers, thrive on a busy schedule. But just as other trappings of modern childhood, from homework to technology, are subject to the law of diminishing returns, there is a danger of overscheduling the young. — Carl Honore
When my children were very young and I was working I had someone cooking for me. I don’t have a cook now, I haven’t had one for a number of years and I do it myself. But when they were all little it was hard to pay attention to everyone’s homework at the end of the day and make dinner. — Meryl Streep
Motivational Quotes About Homework
We have some tape on them from over the course of the year. We’ll have to do our homework now. — Jerry York
I’m learning skills I will use for the rest of my life by doing homework…procrastinating and negotiation. — Bill Watterson
One mother said that at 8 p.m. in her kitchen, she watched her son have a spirited exchange (online) with his classmates over the content of their homework — those things just can’t happen with paper and pencil. — Calvin Baker
There aren’t many rests in Jennifer’s concerto. She’s done her homework well and knows what works. But I have to be more like a long distance runner for this concerto, while orchestra playing is more like being a sprinter. — Peter Sullivan
It sounds so nerdy and pathetic, but what I always do on Sunday afternoon is bring my inbox down to zero, which is so sad. But e-mail has become like homework for adults. I’ll have 141 messages from people who will be offended if I don’t write back. — Mike Birbiglia
I don’t know anybody who said, ‘I love that teacher, he or she gave a really good homework set,’ or ‘Boy, that was the best class I ever took because those exams were awesome.’ That’s not what people want to talk about. It’s not what influences people in one profession or another. — Neil deGrasse Tyson
Here, homework is not a punishment. They really like coming to homework club. We want it to feel like home. — Amy Campbell
Writing an op-ed feels like I’m taking the SAT. It’s so hard. It feels like homework. And if it feels like homework, it just doesn’t get done. — Daniel Alarcon
We did an awful lot of homework. We actually started doing the homework going back to when the CBA was announced — recognizing that depending on what Nik decided to do that we might not have him here. — Jay Feaster
I felt extremely comfortable and at home on the set and actually I did homework about breaking down the scenes and often had shot lists in a rough way, but it was actually extremely spontaneous. Working with David Lynch-he is so spontaneous. — Joan Chen
Central’s size concerns me a little. The first I saw of them was (last Tuesday), and they are extremely talented. I didn’t see any weaknesses. Hopefully we’ll be able to do our homework and come up with some way to hang around and have a chance. — Jack Purtell
I study a lot. I pay attention to my homework. My parents have pushed academics all my life. When I get home, I do my homework before I do anything else. — Brianna Davis
Gabbe stepped forward. “Cam’s right. I’ve heard the Scale speak of these shifts.” She was tugging on the sleeves of her pale yellow cashmere cardigan as if she would never get warm. “They’re called timequakes. They are ripples in our reality. “And the closer he gets,” Roland added, with his usual understated wisdom, “the closer we are to the terminus of his Fall, the more frequent and the more severe the timequakes will become. Time is faltering in preparation for rewriting itself. “Like the way your computer freezes up more and more frequently before the hard drive crashes and erases your twenty-page term paper?” Miles said. Everyone looked at him in befuddlement. “What?” he asked. “Angels and demons don’t do homework? — Lauren Kate
The Public Health Minister who should have done her homework instead defended industry. But critical mass has been reached and many other campaigns have been initiated to eliminate aspartame. — Roger Williams
My parents were very firm about me always getting my homework done. — Chelsea Clinton
We’re going shine all day, all night. Please don’t be mad at us if we don’t do a little homework the next couple of weeks. — Joakim Noah
My earliest memories of my mom were of her multi-tasking – preparing dinner while checking on homework and housework; clearing the dinner plates while setting out bowls for breakfast; making sure we ate our breakfast while lining up bread, lunch meats, apples, and snacks assembly-line style so we could make our lunches. — Christine Pelosi
I compensate for big risks by always doing my homework and being well-prepared. I can take on larger risks by reducing the overall risk. — Donna Shalala
This is what I tell, especially young women, fight the big fights. Don’t fight the little fight … Be the first one in, be the last one out. Do your homework, choose your battles. Don’t whine, and don’t be the one who complains about everything. Fight the big fight. — Barbara Walters
My mother has been my mentor in my life. The number one attribute was discipline. To be on time to school, never miss a day at school, and then checking out homework and making sure I was doing it correctly and signing me up for lots of activities, extra tests and classes. — Ram Shriram
Players have to be nominated. We’ve done a ton of film-watching and studying. We were looking not only for good players, but also good citizens. I really feel good about our players. We’ve done good homework on them as far as who they are as players and also as young men. — Junior Graham
Sadly, I do my homework. I’ve a soft spot for the boring minutiae. I read the Charter of the United Nations before meeting with Kofi Annan. I read the Meltzer report, and then I’ll read C. Fred Bergsten’s defense of institutions like the World Bank and the I.M.F. It’s embarrassing to admit. — Bono
We have done our homework and the kids that we are bringing in are the kids that we want. Early in life when you are playing this building game you aren’t concerned about the ones you don’t get. You have to make sure the ones that you get are the ones that you want. — Howard Schnellenberger
We’ve lots of confidence in our game. Teams will have done their homework but our style is pretty hard to mark up if we do it properly. — Chris Jones
The more you do your homework, the more you’re free to be intuitive. But you’ve got to put the work in. — Edward Norton
Everybody talks about finding your voice. Do your homework and your voice will find you. — Branford Marsalis
Before I forget, here’s your homework. Where do you want me to put it? She pointed at the trash can. Right there would be fine. — Becca Fitzpatrick
He had done his homework on me. I like that. He was serious about me. — Alex Wood
My dad was fine about me doing modelling at 16 because I always said school was important to me. I always chose my jobs carefully so I wouldn’t have to take too much time off. It got harder toward the end with my A-levels; there were sleepless nights, and I was doing my homework on the plane coming home, but I pulled through. — Georgia May Jagger
My son and Marty’s son (assistant coach Marty Luc) come to every practice. My son Tommy is 9 and Marty’s son L.J. is 7. They can’t come on the court until their homework is done. Sometimes, when we have a late practice I’ll walk into my office and our players will be helping them with their homework. When we went on a trip to Pennsylvania over the holidays, our players would play with the kids in the pool or take them to the mall. Most high school kids don’t want to deal with that, but this group is special. My son’s favorite basketball player of all time is Desmond Wade. — Phil Colicchio
Homework Quotes For Students
I would have to say I was an excellent student. I was the type to always do my homework and study when I needed to. I never really partied or did anything like that. — Tia Mowry
You know, education, if you make the most of it, you study hard, you do your homework and you make an effort to be smart, you can do well. If you don’t, you get stuck in Iraq. — John F. Kerry
My homework was not stolen by a one-armed man — Nancy Cartwright
She’s so concentrated. She wasn’t going to let her homework slip. — Susan Reed
To me, the family was raising a child, not a golfer. The golf was just something he had an aptitude for. There was no mistake that the parents made the rules and kids followed the rules, but it wasn’t a harsh environment. It seemed quite normal. Homework came first, golf came second, end of story. — Rudy Duran
When it comes to major projects like this, we have to work through the county. The county actually has to borrow the money. We’ve determined the need. We’ve done our homework and the market analysis. The next step would be once we determine the best financing alternative, then we’ll take the necessary steps to acquire the financing. — David Deaton
From parents, we get hugs. We’ve had a lot of comments that homework time has been cut in half. — Becky Dyer
It’s very hypocritical to constantly say, ‘We want to keep our kids close,’ then send them home with so much homework that family time becomes nonexistent. — Marcia Gay Harden
We’re very pushed to have our grades on target so we can play. We have to make sure all our homework is done. — Sandra Ford
I think if you get asked to do this, then that’s called doing your homework, and I try and do it. — Mark Harmon
Just going home after school and not have to worry about anything just homework take a little nap, it’s fun. — Trevin Cowman
We’ve done our homework and we think we’re going to be good with the Charger. — John Fernandez
Many people who buy a car can’t afford what they’re getting into. They don’t do their homework and they don’t look at the alternatives. — Phil Edmonston
I’m a very research-, homework-oriented person. — Drew Barrymore
A single woman should only marry a man she can follow: Ladies if you are single, be very, very careful who you date and marry. Don’t just date a man who you can put up with, marry a man you can trust, you’ll follow his leadership, you’ll respect him, he’s saved, he’s godly. The last thing you want is some guy you don’t trust, he’s not wise, he doesn’t do his homework, he’s harsh, he’s inconsiderate, he’s immature, he’s a boy, you’re more his mother than you are his mate, Real danger … real danger … — Mark Driscoll
We’ve done a lot of homework this week and hopefully we can get everything right on the day. — Warren Gatland
If a student knows their parents are looking online, they’ll want to do their homework and stay in school because they’ll know Mom or Dad will see if they’ve skipped class. — James Davis
My mother worked at the telephone company during the day and sold Tupperware at night. Evenings, she took classes when she could at University of Maryland’s University College, bringing me along to do homework while she studied to get the degree she hoped would offer her and me greater opportunities. — Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
We recommend that teachers don’t give homework or have big projects due during testing. — Kandise Gilbertson
We were kids still in school and playing 24 hours. We would get off school and then go do our homework in the bar right across the street and then play there until one or two in the morning and then grab a few hours’ sleep before we went to school. Then the same thing repeated, man, over and over. — Henry Garza
We’re going to give you homework every single day. — Fernando Sanchez
They don’t really listen to speeches or talks. They absorb incrementally, through hours and hours of observation. The sad truth about divorce is that it’s hard to teach your kids about life unless you are living life with them: eating together, doing homework, watching Little League, driving them around endlessly, being bored with nothing to do, letting them listen while you do business, while you negotiate love and the frustrations and complications and rewards of living day in and out with your wife. Through this, they see how adults handle responsibility, honesty, commitment, jealousy, anger, professional pressures, and social interactions. Kids learn from whoever is around them the most. — Rob Lowe
I’d much rather do research on up and coming companies that have potential and take the risk. It boils down to doing a lot of homework and learning the underlying fundamentals. — Fred Walker
You don’t get rich off your day job, you get rich off your homework. — Daymond John
I was an anxious kid. I worried about getting homework finished, even back when homework didn’t count for anything. — Andrea Seigel
I actually had to do my homework to pass the time. It was horrible. — S. Walker
I wish it looked more like a car. But NASCAR has done their homework on it, and it doesn’t look like we got much of a choice. — Clint Bowyer
I didn’t make the cut. Clearly, Avery didn’t do his homework and check out what kind of shooter I was in college. — Del Harris
When I come home, it’s about my kid, who needs to eat, needs to do homework, and needs to get to basketball. I don’t have a lot of time to think about me. — Taraji P. Henson
I give myself homework when I have an audition. I give myself goals, and that’s how I check how I’m doing. It can be something simple like ‘listen,’ or ‘find your feet.’ And then afterward it’s an assessment, so in a way it’s not about booking the job or not. It’s about what I learned as an actor about that character. — Lupita Nyong’o
On school nights I practice 45 minutes to an hour, depending on how much homework I’ve got. — Colin Brown
We do our homework and we feel good about how we evaluated the players. — Trudi Lacey
I think the strength of our league and some of our non-conference games have prepared us for this opportunity. Obviously, we’ll try to do some homework here and collect some information on our opponent Friday and try to prepare ourselves. — Mark Johnson
The Chinese mom is not the helicopter mom. I would never do their homework for them. It’s all about: Take responsibility, don’t blame others. Be self-reliant. Never blame the teacher. — Amy Chua
He’s a big dude. You have to do your homework on where he wants to get to. I read it very well. You know where it’s coming from but it doesn’t always mean you’ll get it. — Adonal Foyle
People expect girls from good middle-class families to be smart but what they mean by smart for a girl is to have nice handwriting and a neat locker and to do her homework on time. They don’t expect ideas or much in the way of real thought. — Adelle Waldman
I’m a mom, a full-time mom when I’m not taping. I do the carpool thing, and bake the cookies, and do the homework. — Vanna White
Everyone has days where they don’t get their way, where you have to go to bed early or you have too much homework to do or you can’t eat the candy that you want or you miss your favorite TV show and, in those moments, you just want to tear the whole world down. — Alex Hirsch
Ricky was L but he’s home with the flu,Lizzie, our O, had some homework to do,Mitchell, E prob’ly got lost on the way,So I’m all of the love that could make it today. — Shel Silverstein
Whoever we play, it’s going to be tough because it’s two great teams. We just have to make sure we do our homework and go out there and try to execute. — Kobe Bryant
We bought some shares recently in a dot.com company that was absolutely annihilated after this recent rout, About.com ( BOUT : Research , Estimates ), which is the ninth-largest Web property of all Web properties. The stock dropped from 100 in late March, to a low of $21. This is a company with a real business model that had blowout first-quarter earnings. And they are actually going to turn a profit in 2001. Investors went from ‘everything Internet is good’, to the ‘everything Internet is bad’ mantra. So now you’ve got to do your homework and look at individual names and identify the business models that are valid. And I think this is one that can go back to its old high. — Dan Veru
Our audience is full of multitaskers. They’re IM-ing and talking on the phone and doing their homework and watching TV all at the same time. — Van Toffler
I don’t want to brag, but I do more homework on the course than any other announcer. I chart the greens to get all the breaks. I walk down into the greenside bunkers. I walk into the fairway bunkers to see whether a player can reach the green from them. — Johnny Miller
I think its important that kids have homework about every night, — Tom Turner
I’m a pretty disciplined investor and pretty disciplined buyer. I do my due diligence. I do my homework. I don’t waste money. — Bruce Rauner
I had amazing intellectual privilege as a kid. My mom taught me to read when I was two or three. When I was five, I read and wrote well enough to do my nine-year older brother’s homework in exchange for chocolate or cigarettes. By the time I was 10, I was reading Orwell, Tolstoy’s ‘War and Peace,’ and the Koran. I was reading comic books, too. — Chris Abani
Acting, and the privilege of being able to do it for a living, is so important to me. I don’t turn up and just hope for the best. I really fret about it. I do my homework; I prepare myself for the experience of playing a particular character. — Kate Winslet
The positive side of it is that we have managed to keep our intensive levels high to beat teams like Zimbabwe and Bangladesh. We have done our homework well. We respect teams and we do what we can do best, without thinking too much about the opponents. It is shown by our results. — Marvan Atapattu
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