Later Start Times

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The author’s of these sources have similar opinions on the subject of later start times for high schoolers. The author of source one, Michelle Trudeau, believes high schoolers should have later start times, and focuses on the benefits of this. The author of source two, Dan Weissman, also believes that high schoolers should have later start times, but chooses to focus on how changing school start times will be difficult in some school districts and communities. In source one, Michelle Trudeau writes about how changing school start times to later in the morning will benefit students. The article starts off with a claim on how high school students aren’t getting enough sleep, and she points out some specific negatives of starting school early…show more content…
He starts off similar to Trudeau, giving scientific information about teenager’s sleep. He lists some problems of sleepy teenagers, including that they are more likely to crash cars, not do as well in school, and even become depressed. It sounds a lot like the guy supports the idea of later start times. But he moves into the main point of his article, which is that introducing later start times for high schoolers will be tough, and expensive. The overall point of the article is that later start times are healthy and beneficial, but it will be awhile before they are possible. In the beginning of the article, Weissman states, “The American Academy of Pediatrics has joined a chorus that’s been growing louder for years: The school day should start later for teenagersbecause they aren’t wired to go to bed early — and they need their sleep.The AAP says this is a public-health issue: Sleep-deprived teenagers are more likely to crash cars, get depressed, and become obese. Also, they may not do as well in school. However, early start times aren't going away quickly, and probably won't, because of the costs.” This quote from source two explains Weissman’s opinion on later school start times for high schoolers. Look at how much positive information he gives on the subject. It is a very large amount, too large to have a negative opinion of later start times for high schoolers. If you read his entire article, you may think it sounds like he does have a negative opinion of later start times. It is only like this because that is what he chooses to focus on, the negative, or the opposing side of the
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