Research implies that teens should get at least eight to nine hours of night sleep for their good health. Various sponsors such as the American Academy of Pediatrics and Centers for Disease Control have the strong advice on why schools should start later. Nevertheless, by being able to sleep more before school starts, students will be able to become well rested, more attentive in classroom settings, and better learners. Firstly, millions of middle and high schoolers are fighting with their alarm clocks as they go through another educational school year. Most of them struggle to get up early, and parents scuffle to get them out of bed and off to school.
Starting school later can actually improve your learning, health and even your attitude and all of that can be changed by just starting school at 8:30AM. Kids don't start taking in information until 8:30AM because that is when the brain starts to really work. According to National sleep foundation ¨ teenagers are naturally inclined to stay up later and get up later in the morning.¨ ¨Starting school at 8:30 improves a student's chance of success,¨ according to the (National sleep foundation). Not only do teens want to sleep more, but sleeping more actually improves their health. If schools were too just delay school by 30 minutes it would improve the student's health and grades.
Yes it does feel good to get out early of school. But I feel getting more sleep is important. If school starts early the kids who drive are greater at risk to get in a crash if they were awake. Sleep can also affect grades. “For example, an important recent study published this spring by Dr. Kyla Wahlstrom documented the positive effects of school start time delay in over 9000 students from eight high schools in three states, including improved grades and standardized test scores and up to a 65 to 70 percent reduction in teen car accidents.” -The Atlantic.
One of the best things is that students will not be tired in school. Because sleepiness is such a problem for teenagers, schools in Minnesota now start at 8:30 a.m. instead of 7:25 a.m. and students there are saying they definitely feel more awake now in class and don't feel as if they are going to fall asleep. Also, teachers say they are pleased with the results and that fewer students fall asleep in class now, than
Many people argue whether school start times should stay the same or become later in the day. Most students already don't get enough sleep during the night and that can affect their learning experience in school (Wahlstrom). However some positive effects can still come from waking up early in the morning and getting to school around the same time. Although good can come from waking up early in the morning and sleeping in, students still need later school starting times to improve their overall health. Teenagers need more time to sleep based on the development of their brains.
Kids will remember to grab their supplies, so they won 't be unprepared for the school day. Some people say that waking up is just part of youth but they would be wrong. “Waking up early is arbitrary and forced on them against their will,” said The New York Times in “The Case For A Later Start To The School Day” Sleep allows kids to be at the peak academic performance and allows them to focus on school better. If you were a kid and you had
Admittedly, early start times do have some advantages such as more time for after-school jobs and activities. Starting school early also helps with transportation costs and fits better with parent schedules, but the loss of sleep takes a huge toll on a student’s health, safety, and learning. Why should we, as students, sacrifice our health because it’s easier for the school system? Is the easier option really worth the well-being and success of adolescents all over the country? As a high school student, I know what it’s like to get assigned homework from every class, along with having practice that night, and having to stay up until I can barely stay awake to get it all done.
High school starts at 7:30 in the morning in most places. High school students typically get up an hour before or earlier in order to get ready for the day ahead. High schools should begin classes an hour later so that students may have more rest so they may be more aware and more likely to learn. If school began an hour later this would let students get more sleep, as they would more than likely continue to go to bed at the same time they do currently. “Research shows that teenagers’ body clocks are set to a schedule that is different from that of younger children or adults.
Kids can be in school at a longer time and will not be on the streets. These are valid reasons on why the School Board should add more hours to a regular school day. If the School Board added one and a half-hours to the day there would be more class time. You wouldn 't have to rush through the last work beet because you didn 't understand ,so you can talk to the teacher about the work you don 't understand. At the end of class you can have everything done and ready to go home or onto the next class.
Teens experience hormonal shifts that make falling asleep earlier difficult. Their “clock” won’t allow them to fall asleep at 8 p.m., even when they’re tired. Rebuttal: (Transitional Phrase: According to Psychology Today school days beginning after 8 a.m. have many benefits for students.These benefits include better academic performance, fewer absences and even improved health. Closing/Transition Sentence: (Refer back to thesis statement.) School starting later helps teens and adolescents health too.