When you’re a kid, there is nothing worse than coming home from a day of school to do more work.
But homework is usually a part of life – unless you’re able to come up with a very good excuse (No, ‘the dog ate my homework’ does not count) to get out of it.
So, that is what California teenager Eddie Cortez did.
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The 14-year-old turned up to school empty-handed after being assigned weekend homework and his teacher requested a paper on why he didn’t do it.
Eddie saw this as an opportunity to argue his case – and he did a damn good job at it.
He argued he didn’t want to do homework 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 also because it makes me very mad and unhappy. I do what makes me happy because I want to be happy.”
The letter was posted on Twitter by a family member and has gone viral with more than 354000 likes.
Eddie went on to argue that homework is "not a real thing in the real world" and therefore shouldn't be required of kids in school.
"It's not useful," he said. "Case closed, the court rules in favour of Edward Immanuel Cortez in the case of student v. homework."