Homework and school go hand and hand. As teachers give homework assignments during the year, keep in mind that they are important to education. Practice is an important part of becoming good at anything, whether it is riding a bike, playing the piano, throwing a baseball, or learning to read. Becoming good at something is never easy. One reason teachers assign homework is to give practice in writing, reading, memorizing, or number facts. The more we practice the better we become. It is also important for students to take some responsibility for their own education. Homework requires that the student accept responsibility.