Persuasive Essay On Early School Start

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Has this ever happened to you?. It’s a quarter till 12 and its a School night and you’re just finishing the last math problem. Your dreading the fact that you have to get up in less than 8 hours. Then your not alone. Only 20% of adolescents are getting the recommended 9 hours of sleep.Adolescent have later sleep schedules than adults which makes them not able to fall asleep till 11 pm. With school starting less than 8 hours away. Adolescent are not getting the sleep they need. Yet this problem has not been solved. Early school starting times negatively affect High school students; therefore schools should start later. After school activities are a huge part of high schoolers lives around the world. Some may say that after school activities such as athletics will be corrupted by the later start times. According to The National Sleep Foundation “ Most districts that have changed their start times have experienced few problems with regard to athletics. Practice times are rescheduled, and in some cases lights are installed so practice can run a little later.”. Even if sports run an extra hour or so. With school starting later students will have time to finish homework and get enough sleep.National sleep foundation explains that “ many districts have seen increased participation in sports and improved performances by their teams. However, “ a later release time may reduce time available for practices and matches”. according to ( The National Sleep foundation). They also say
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