Argumentative Essay: Should Schools Start Later?

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Schools Should Start At A Later Time Did you know that 97% of students in a recent survey agree that schools should start later? I think that schools should start later for these reasons. First, if students got to sleep longer, students would have less of a chance of getting depressed . It would also put the students health at risk for many health problems.It would also increase students test scores, and grades, because they will be more awake during class If schools that start early started later, their students would be more awake in class, getting better grades, and would not be at risk of as many health problems. If schools started later, it would help students in many ways, like doing a better job in school. According to the study that Kyla L, Aarton T, and Rachel W did, “Greater sleep duration was associated with fewer reports of various mental health and substance use related issues and behaviors. For instance, for each additional hour of sleep reported, there was a 28% reduction in the adjusted odds of a participant reporting that he or she felt unhappy, sad, or depressed.”(2) This shows that every extra hour that student slept, had a 28% chance less of the student having health issues. It also shows that students have less of a…show more content…
Emily Richmond says that under sleeping is bad for students. ”Both the CDC and the pediatricians’ group cited significant risks that come with lack of sleep, including higher rates of obesity and depression and motor-vehicle accidents among teens as well as an overall lower quality of life.”(2) This quote is important because it is saying the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) has said that undersleeping could increase many health risks. Many people will, and have been affected by undersleeping. People have gotten obese, have sleep deprivation, and heart
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