As kids and teenagers it is crucial that we be allowed to enjoy our childhood and lives in general. The issue here is that schools have been giving out twice if not three times the amount of homework we should receive. Teachers and schools may think giving homework means extra practice, or a way to not forget what you learned. The truth is , yes there may be many who need extra practice because they didnt understand something or what ever the case may be. So then make homework optional if you dont want to eliminate it. The facts are that homework has been proven to cause stress, less sleep , anxiety, and make us students feel as if we do not have time to actually live and enjoy our lives. Homework has escalated into something unhealthy for us and has not helped. Homework has been doing more damage than help. Then teachers wonder why we didnt do our homework or why we decided to cheat on our homework. We dont get lazy just to get lazy, the fact that everyday we get home after a long day of school for 5 days leaves us with no time to ourselves and we feel exhausted. Leaving us feeling too tired( lazy ) to pick up our homework and do it. It has been ridiculous the amount of expectations we get as kids and how much of our lives they take away from us. All that this is accomplishing is for us to be lazy and give up on school. This is a petition for less homework, an option to optional homework, or just no homework at all for those students who feel the same way as described above. Let's raise our voices and do something instead of complain about it. We have a right to speak about our opinions.