When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for a moving group of students to dissolve all allegiance to the bondage of homework which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the right to enjoy homework as nature intended, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all students deserve happiness, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That whenever any form of school board does not conform to these ends, it is the right of the student body to abolish the amount of homework given within any school system. Laying its foundation on such principles shall aid the students in their desired course of life and its power shall be organized in such forms, as to them shall seem most likely to affect their Safety and Happiness.
Our repeated Petitions for redress of grievances have been answered only by repeated injury. That whenever any institution or school board districts from these, ends the duty of the students to throw off the terrors of homework and to provide new methods. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world. It has refused to allow the students to enjoy a moment of spending quality time with our own family in order to get an assignment completed. It has forbidden students to acquire a social development time. It has refused to allow students to relax after arriving home after a long day at school. It has emotionally startled the students due to extreme hours of mentally draining homework followed by chores, and finally sleep.
It removes all students’ hopes on getting a good grade in the class for the lack of doing homework. It has affected our eyesight by spending countless hours in front of our computers, typing essays and doing research instead of receiving countless numbers of hours for sleep. It has forced many of the brilliant students to result in tears because of the burdening amounts of homework. It has created us as students to have hatred toward the teachers. It has forced students to become procrastinators when having too much homework and being given a short amount of time. It has oppressed students to sit in a desk and finish their assignment, but instead they could be exercising.
We, therefore, the students appeal to our district of california for giving us the oppression of homework we carry after school to abolish this tyranny. After receiving the freedom of having no homework, students can now relax afterschool and be stress free. Students may now develop a social life with their friends and families. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection from homework, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.