Persuasive Essay: Should School Stay The Same?

454 Words2 Pages
For this debate I am debating why school time should stay the same. J.C.M.S middle school in Sierra Vista has a delayed start time of 9:00 a.m., and finish school at 4:00 p.m. This affects the children who are involved if afternoon sports, most time not getting out until 6:00 p.m sometimes later. If you have homework that same night after spending two hours doing a sport you might procrastinate and not do your homework at all or you will be tired and end up making mistakes that should not have been made. An earlier start time ensures an earlier release time letting sports start earlier and homework being done at an earlier time while not as exhausted from the day. On the website sleepfoundation.org they did a research which stated, "The delay in release time for students also means that students with after-school jobs may be affected. This issue is important for certain students and their families who rely on the extra income to get by. Therefore, the change may disproportionately affect low income families." For low income families they might not be able to pay the bills if their child doesn 't work with school, work, and homework it is hard to be able to get the recommended amount of sleep and do everything else that busy high school students have to face. In an article on the website parentingteens.about.com it states "Delaying the start time of high schools within a district could pose problems with bus schedules, after school activities, and sporting events. Most districts already have staggered start times for the schools and they report that delaying the high school start time would have a domino effect on all the schools that could…show more content…
National Sleep Foundation, n.d. Web. "Backgrounder:Later School Start Times." Sleepfoundation.org. National Sleep Foundation, n.d. Web. "The Reason Most School Districts Aren 't Changing Start times." Parentingteens.about.com. N.p., n.d.
Open Document