Nearly two years ago the Montgomery County leaders voted to start the school day later so that kids could get the sleep that they needed to function during the school day. The debate that they thought was settled a couple years ago started to show a come back in Maryland's largest school system. They want to change the time that school starts back to the original time. This is a bad idea because their body’s are already on a sleeping schedule for a later time. It would be more difficult for them to get up earlier and attend school on
Whether it be getting ready for a big game or donating their free time to local businesses to help, it takes energy regardless. If school starts an hour later than it shortens up the amount of time athletes can be at that sport or club. For example, I play football, and if school got out later, then the sun would go down faster, meaning we would not be able to practice as much. Gym space may be a issue too, because the girls basketball and the guys basketball have to share the gym. One team will go after school and the other will come back later and practice.
For middle school sports, this period could help reduce the need for weekend practices. If school is ending later than normal, then this would mean that those athletes would be getting home at an even earlier time than they would with regular sports practices. What time schools should start, is a huge topic discussed in education today. Many believe that schools should start later than they do now. If they did, students would be able to get more rest, parents would be able to be home to get their children off the bus, and athletes would be able to be home earlier than they already are.
By making high schools start later you will be affecting students who are in sports or other after school activities. Because with a later start time means that these students have a later end time. Having a later get out of school will change how many hours students who are athletes can practice. Also, there are times that these students need to leave school early to get to their games. These students will have to leave earlier so that they can get to their games with a school that might have an earlier get out of school time.
As you keep reading you will learn why I think we should not have school later than it already is. Mine starts at 8:30 but, I would rather go earlier so I can have more free time at the end of the day than in the morning. I am on the con side of Should the school day start later. We shouldn’t have school earlier because if you have after school sports, then because you can’t play sports in the morning, then you would be tired and my practice is already going from 6:30 to 8 so it can’t much go any later. In the article it says parents of athletes would have to adjust to students arriving later in the evening.” but I can’t go any later.
Teenagers need many hours of sleep for them to be productive during the school day. By waking teens up as early as 5:30 in the morning just so they can get ready for school and be there on time is crazy. There are many different reasons schools should not be starting this early including bad grades, health issues or even injuries. By starting school so early in the morning teenagers aren't getting the eight to nine hours of sleep they need to function correctly during the school day. Having a later start time would be beneficial in more than one way.
So the question now becomes: Why haven’t we changed? Outdated legislation should not be the cause of our country 's future to be at risk, schools should start later in order to mend the growing problem of time management and achievement among students. As the history of the current start times are explained, the illogicality of them present themselves. As one article reported, the early start times originated because, “...adolescent sleep shift weren’t understood, and the cost savings of running the fewest possible buses in three cycles was appealing” (Snider). This simply proves the belief that the current school starting dates are outdated because they were formed hundreds of years ago from schools, who didn 't understand the science of teen health, that wanted to start school save a few pennies from having less buses.
I agree with starting school a later time in the morning because it will benefit the students by functioning properly in school and it will prevents car accidents. On the other hand, other people disagree with my argument because they argued that kids need to go to bed earlier. My first reason why school should start at a later time, is that kid will perform and function better in school. Having to get up at 6am in the morning to get ready for school can be very stressful. Kids will get up early to go to school and still feel sleepy because they're sleep-deprived and that can affect how they perform in school.
Nevertheless, by being able to sleep more before school starts, students will be able to become well rested, more attentive in classroom settings, and perform better as learners. First, millions of middle and high schoolers are fighting with their alarm clocks as they go through another educational school year. Most students struggle to get up early, and parents scuffle just to get them out of bed and off to school. Anne Wheaton, the lead author and epidemiologist in the CDC’s Division of Population Health, said in a statement, “Early school start times, however, are preventing
Sometimes people don’t have all the stuff they need, because they don’t have enough time to get it… and then you would get in more trouble for being tardy to class. We should have longer breaks so people would be more prepared for class. Also if we had longer breaks people wouldn’t have to go back to get their stuff, so in the long run it would make us be able to learn longer...because people wouldn’t have to leave as much.
I think that the middle school and high school should get recess because we don’t want to be working from tell school starts tell it ends, that would be so tiring. We would like to have a break, and not sit in our desks/ tables for 90 minutes each period, and our backs start to hurt and we get sleepy/ tired. I also think that it would be a fun thing to do, and it would help wake us up so that we’re not falling asleep in class. Reasons why we should get recess. It will wake us up so that we’re not falling