Most people will say that high school will be the best four years of a persons’ life, or that a person will miss high school once they are out in the real world. High school students would probably beg to differ considering the hours upon hours they spend doing homework or studying. Teens would also all agree that waking up in the early morning to get ready for school, or to not miss the bus is a dreaded part of their daily routines. Health Hours says “According to most sleep experts, most adolescents need about 9 hours of sleep per night. Today nearly 2/3 gets under 8 and 2/5 get under 6 hours of sleep per night.” This quote supports the fact that teenagers do not get the sleep that they need.
This is affecting there education and could possibly impact there SAT scores ,and maybe even not get them into a college they want to go to. I think schools all over America should change the hours of school and make them start later. So kids can get more sleep and focus and do better in school. One study done states that 60% of kids between the ages of 7-12 feel tired at school. This is because of the lack of sleep.
Students should get around to 8-10 hours of sleep, but most students are only getting about 6-7 hours of sleep. By starting schools late and letting the teens get more sleep it help them be better focused in class and to work harder. Also by pushing the time for schools it would be convenient for parents and students. The way it's convenient for the students is because they wouldn't always have to rush to catch the bus. They would also have more time to grab everything they need for school.
Would you want a student going to class half asleep? Lots of kids don't do well in school because they are not very well rested, and starting school later in the day could prevent that from happening. Health could be at risk if kids went to school too early because they wouldn’t have enough time to sleep which would most likely disturb their immune system. If schools started later, than more kids would show up and they would be more attentive which would lead to better grades. I believe schools should start later in the day because it gives kids more time to sleep, helps adolescents perform academically better, and can improve a youth’s health.
Why School Should Start Later I never want to get up at 6:30, shower, get dressed, and eat breakfast, especially when I’m being rushed while doing that, and I believe other people would agree. School is not bad at all, it’s the thought of getting up early that makes it depressing for most students, especially high schoolers. School should start later because it would be better for student’s health. It would also help with their concentration in classes, which would highly affect their academic performance. Of course, if school started later, it would have to end late too.
All teenagers need about 8-10 hours a sleep per night to function correctly in the morning. However, we need to learn responsibility since we are growing up and are young adults. Going to school later will just hold us back and disable us from learning responsibility and some of the main aspects of an adult. Going to school later also means getting out later which leaves no time for exter after school activities like sports. Getting out later will also not leave enough time to go jibs after school which is what some families depend on to put food on the table and a roof over their head.
Students need to take less standardized tests. As said in the article The Secret To Fixing Bad Schools “students need to become thinkers not test takers.” They should be able to take more classes they are interested in rather than classes they need just for graduation required credits. Schools need to have more academic achievement appreciation rather than only appreciating the athletic students. Although Bostein points out America’s education system seems to be the main issue in preparing our children for the future, he is a bit too extreme with this ideas. In Botstein 's article Let Teenagers Try Adulthood he explains how high schoolers are not in the “real world” “They could then enter the real world, the world of work or national service, in which they would take a place of responsibility alongside other adults in mixed company.” Botstein also states that we need to graduate at the age of 16 now to
Schools want what’s best for children’s health right? By starting school later, it ensures their health. According to http://time.com/3162265/school-should-start-later-so-teens-can-sleep-urge-doctors/, “Students who don’t get the recommended amount of sleep also tend to have higher rates of anxiety and mood disorders...” Anxiety and mood disorders that swing a severe blow to students, so by letting them sleep in, the chance of them getting these problems are lowered. Letting the students got to school at a later time also stops many health problems. As http://www.startschoollater.net/why-change.html says, “Sleep deprivation 's impacts include: weight gain and eating disorders and increased risk of obesity, cardiovascular problems, and diabetes; reduced immunity; depression; anxiety; substance abuse; mood swings; behavior problems; suicidal ideation; and potential impacts on brain development.” All of these are harmful to the health of the next generation!
Should Schools in America Start Later Many kids in America come to school tired and not ready to learn. Being tired can effect your child's grades. Parents might not realize that their child is falling behind because of lack of rest. Teenagers should get up to 9 1/2 hours of sleep yet many kids only get up to 7 hours of sleep. I believe schools should start at 10 so that kids brains will function better.
The amount of sleep you do need is on average 8-9.5 hours of sleep. You need this amount of sleep to be able to focus the next day. As a Student, I feel if I was able to get the rest I needed and then go to school more energized I would enjoy school a lot more. Somedays I would be in such a rush to get to school before 8:00 I wouldn’t even eat breakfast. If you don't get enough sleep after a while it can cause serious brain damage such as a loss of 25 percent of