There has been a lot of debate on whether students should be given homework. Most children hate doing homework. If you ask them why, kids can come up some hilarious explanations and interesting excuses.
A US teenager's note to his teacher explaining why he didn't do his homework has gone viral.
Edward Cortez, 14, from California was asked to write the explanation as to why he didn't complete an assignment set for the weekend.
Posting a picture of the note online, his father's cousin Lydia wrote: 'So my cousin and his wife got an email from their son's teacher.
So my cousin and his wife got an email from their sons teacher. He didn’t do his hw so she asked him to write a paper saying why he didn’t do his hw and this is what she got...😂🤦🏼♀️ pic.twitter.com/2eDh2IgB9X— Lydia (@_Lyddz) February 14, 2019
The amusing letter argues that he didn't do the assignment because he only does what "makes him happy". He argued that the homework makes him "mad and unhappy". The creative teen explained that he didn't like doing school work during the weekend as weekends are meant to be stress-free.
Even more than that, he's worried about his stress levels and goes on to explain that he avoids stress after his mother recently found she had gray hairs.
Edward went on to argue, "The real world Jobs don't give you homework unless [you're] a boss or teacher. We should not have to do it in school because it's not useful."
But perhaps the best part is the bold conclusion to Eddie's note. "Case closed," he states. "The court rule in favor of Edward Immanuel Cortez in the case of student v. homework."
"I was not surprised," Edward Cortez's mother Roxand told Huffington Post UK. "Eddie is always full of humour, and he doesn't like homework."
The lengthy letter quickly racked up a staggering 351,000 likes, 99,000 retweets and almost 3,000 replies, with one person admitting, "I started crying real tears laughing so hard."
"The court rules in favor in the case of student vs homework. A lawyer in the making," says one Twitter user.