School Should Start Later Essay

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Have you ever woken up groggy and contemplated not going to school with only 5 hours since you hit the hay? Well, I understand your pain. Throughout my life it has been getting harder and harder to get enough sleep with the increasing workload. Pushing all things aside, school should start later because not only will it improve the health and concentration of students, but it will also be more convenient for everyone.
First of all, a later school start will improve one’s health. Currently, teenagers are not getting their recommended hours of sleep. “Teens are among those least likely to get enough sleep; while they need on average 9 1/4 hours of sleep per night for optimal performance, health and brain development, teens average fewer than
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Usually, teenagers wake up at the very last few minutes before school starts and they get driven to school. The unlucky few who have to walk have to get up even earlier to do their basic morning routine. This can also apply to teachers who have to get to school earlier to prepare for their class. With a later start, teenagers can do more things in their morning routine. They can make a balanced breakfast that can last them through most of the day or have more time to clean themselves up before school. Also, a later start would be more convenient for parents too. Most of the time a parent’s job will conflict with school starting times. It forces the parents to drop off their children way earlier before the school even starts. “Elementary schools start as late as 9:15 or 9:30, forcing working parents to send their young children to before-school care as well as after-care. Families whose children are in multiple school levels often have start and end times that span two hours in the morning and another two hours in the afternoon.”(StartSchoolLater). Although a later school start may be more convenient, it can also be an inconvenience by messing up people’s schedules. If a later school start is implemented, people will have a hard time adjusting to the new times and moving everything in their schedule up. But it is an investment worth taking. Once a person settles into this lifestyle, it will greatly
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