Persuasive Essay On Starting School Start

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Day after day students have to drag themselves out of bed extremely early in order to make it to school on time, and as students get older, schools start even earlier and it makes them more exhausted than ever. Many schools around the country start before the recommended time of 8:30 am, particularly high schools which start the earlies bt. Starting school so early takes a toll on adolescent’s health, sleep schedules, and concentration, which can result in poor academic achievement and safety issues. High schools around the country should push back their school start times in order to provide safe and healthy conditions for students and boost their academic performance. Adolescents need about 8-10 hours of sleep a night in order to be getting a full night’s sleep; however, majority of high school…show more content…
Students are constantly tired while driving to school which affects their safety, in addition to the safety of the people around them. Beginning school later could reduce teen crashes and make the roads safer for everyone. In 2009 and 2010, there was a study done in Virginia involving teens and their crash rates while traveling to school, which was recorded and analyzed by the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles. According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, “Results show that the weekday crash rate for teen drivers during the 2009 to 2010 school year was about 29 percent higher in Chesterfield County, Va., where high school classes began at 7:20 a.m., than in adjacent Henrico County, Va., where classes started at 8:45 a.m.” Obviously, there will always be car accidents regardless; however, later starts will give students more alertness on the road and could drop the rate of crashes quite drastically. The study clearly shows that earlier starts correspond to more crashes, so if schools begin to start later there most likely will be fewer car
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