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.
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.
Do you have trouble getting out of bed early in the morning? Are you always falling asleep in class? Well then this is the article we will explore the problem of starting school later . Schools should start later because it ruins kids sleeping schedules, affects their body in many ways as well as their grades.Reason why school should start later it runes kids sleeping schedules it affects there body in many negative ways and grade Kids are like remote controlled cars because when they are recharging, their batteries gain energy so that the car can move. Although, if it isn 't fully charged, then the car will not go as far as it should be.
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.
Most students in many schools, hate getting up early in the morning to go to school. Well I know I hate getting up early. In my opinion I feel that schools should start later on in the day. Starting schools later on the day would benefit for the students health, concentration in class, and it can be very convenient in many cases. The way starting school later could benefit the students health is one it allows the teen to get more sleep.
High stress levels can cause children to lose sleep and have nightmares. Many adults do not realize that children can become stressed when they sense their elders are overwhelmed. (Ben-Joseph) When children are in the middle of a stressful situation, they become a candidate for experiencing a terrifying dream. Staying the night away from home can cause a great
Middle schoolers’ grades declining, laziness, and absences can all be caused by lack of sleep. Most Middle schoolers don’t get the greatest amount of sleep for school. Observers have noticed kids being lazy or yawning due to lack of sleep. Why not start school earlier? There are several reasons why schools should start later.
School days should start later for junior high and high school Students because it can cause problems for teens. Doctors have figured out during the ages 13-18; students bodies start to release a chemical in the brain that causes them not to able to go to sleep at times before eleven o’ clock. Which can cause a numerous problems with health which can effect students especially at school .They also found out during theses age groups they need nine to nine and a half hour of sleep to be able to function in school; 60% to 70% of teens in America suffer from Sleep deprivation which can cause heart disease, diabetes, strike, and heart failure ,ect. The average number of school hours in the United States is 6.64 some schools still have school hours ranging from 6.43 to 8.17 hours a day. You can see the difference of a 6 hour school to 8 hour school quickly because students will be asleep.
Some people believe that teenagers think it’s cool to do drugs or drink and in most cases they are, but some of the students use them to keep them awake. In the article “Teen and Sleep: What Happens When Teenagers Don’t Get Enough Sleep” by Juliann Garry, “sleep-deprived teens are more likely to use stimulants like caffeine and nicotine to get through the day but also to deal with sleep-related negative moods by self-medicating with alcohol”(par.9). Sleepy teenagers that use drugs or drink alcohol are putting their health at risk. But it’s not just their own lives they are affecting because if they don't control it they will become addicted and eventually end up hurting people they love the most just to get the drugs. Teenagers shouldn’t be able to access drugs just because they think it will keep them awake and in reality it’s just giving a false sense of energy to them.
All of today's “super kids” want to be overachievers; however, in doing so, they are hindering their health by getting inadequate amounts of sleep. The way I interpret Bruni’s text is that he is trying to bring poor sleep habits into the light. One thing he could have done to improve his text was to offer a solution. Bruni mentions all of the problems in the sleep patterns of kids, but he does not offer a way to fix it. His solution could be as simple as “go to bed sooner” to “push school days back a few