Edward Cortez from California makes a very compelling argument against having to do homework.
A teenager’s letter listing the reasons why he refused to do his homework has gone viral.
14-year-old Edward Cortez was asked to write a note to his teacher after failing to do an assignment, and his response was hilariously unexpected.
The very detailed letter, which puts forward the compelling argument that he didn’t want ‘to do school work over the weekend because its a stress free time’, was posted on Twitter last week where it has attracted a lot of attention.
It was Edward’s father’s cousin Lydia who decided to share a picture of the note with the rest of the world, writing: ‘So my cousin and his wife got an email from their son’s teacher.’
‘He didn’t do his hw (homework) so she asked him to write a paper saying why he didn’t do his hw and this is what she got.’
The letter has been retweeted as many as 100,000 times, with thousands of Twitter users replying to share their amusement at the Californian schoolboy’s words.
The note reads: ‘I didn’t do my homework because I don’t want to do school work over the weekend because it’s a stress free time to go out with friends, watch TV and play games,’
‘I don’t do it because it makes me very mad and unhappy. I do what makes me happy because I want to be happy plus my mom has been finding gray hairs, not trying to stress out dog.’
Edward continues: ‘The real world jobs don’t give you homework unless you’re a boss or teacher.’
‘Homework is not a real thing in the real world so we should not have to do it in school because it’s not useful.’
The determined schoolboy then brought his letter to a fairly abrupt but strong conclusion: ‘Case closed, the court rule in favour of Edward Immanuel Cortez in the case of student vs homework.’
Naturally, the note has received some pretty funny reactions on Twitter, and here are some of our favourites:
This hopeful young adolescent has single-handedly developed a legal argument against the legitimacy of homework, what did you do with your day?