此外，作业超负荷导致学生的压力水平增加。在在网上发布的最新文章中，一个令人吃惊的事实是：“ [超过] 70％的学生说，他们“经常或总是在课业上承受压力”，其中56％的人将家庭作业列为主要压力源。不到1％的学生说家庭作业不是压力源”（Levy和Mills；“信息图：家庭作业的方式……”）。在这个年龄的年轻人中，孩子不应该受到压力。压力的症状包括头痛，睡眠问题，抑郁，胃病和体重减轻（“信息图：家庭作业的方式……”）。在同一篇文章中，发现“在过去的一个月中，有[超过] 80％的学生至少有一种与压力有关的症状，而有44％的学生表示他们经历了三种或更多种症状”（Levy和Mills）。信不信由你，家庭作业以及随之带来的压力，可能会导致学生参与非法活动，使他们感觉更好。三分之二的学生使用酒精和毒品来缓解压力。更可怕的是，家庭压力正在影响学生的年龄正在降低，有些甚至低至幼儿园。给学生的功课比建议的多，甚至比预期多三倍。一些老师提供的家庭作业可能非常耗时且无益，也被称为繁忙的工作。这只会给学生带来更多压力。他们花了很长的深夜试图完成他们的工作。家庭发疯是因为父母不知道如何做作业，所以对他们没有帮助（“关于家庭作业的真相……”）。应该取消家庭作业，因为这会减少有压力的学生人数，也使学生有更多时间与家人和朋友在一起。
Furthermore, the homework overload causes the stress levels of students to increase. In a recent article published online by the startling fact that “[m]ore than 70 percent of students said they were “often or always stressed over schoolwork,” with 56 percent listing homework as a primary stressor. Less than 1 percent of the students said homework was not a stressor” (Levy and Mills; “Infographic: How Does Homework…”). Kids should not be getting stressed at this young of an age. Symptoms of stress include headaches, sleeping problems, depression, stomach problems, and weight loss (“Infographic: How Does Homework…”). In the same article it was found that “[m]ore than 80 percent of students have had least one stress-related symptom in the past month, and 44 percent said they had experienced three or more symptoms” (Levy and Mills). Believe it or not, homework, and the stress that comes with it, can cause students to get involved in illegal activities to make them feel better. Two thirds of students use alcohol and drugs to deal with stress. What’s even more terrifying is that the age that homework stress is affecting students is lowering, some as low as kindergarten. Students are given more homework than recommended, some even three times more than they are suppose to. Some teachers give homework that can be very time consuming and not beneficial, also known as busy work. This just stresses out students even more. They spend long late nights trying to get their work done. The household goes crazy because the parent’s don’t know how to do the assignments, so they are no help (“The Truth About Homework…”). Homework should be abolished because it will decrease the number of students that are stressed, and it will also allow students to spend more time with family and friends.