School Starting Time Persuasive Essay

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Dear, Shane Backlund One time I was in school and I was so tired from waking up so early that I fell asleep in class. Because of the early starting times most of the time my first period class is so tired from having to wake up so early that we don’t concentrate and hardly get the work that needs to be done done. Our district have been debating the topic of how early should we start schools. I think that schools should start at 8:30 instead of 7:45 because just that little bit off sleep could change a tired and droopy student to the energetic student we all are. Early starting times for schools can have an unhealthy effect on kids. For instance in the article “Why We Must - and Can - Restore Safe & Healthy School Hours” it states “Sleep deprivation impacts include: weight gain and eating disorders and increased risk of obesity, cardiovascular problems, and diabetes; reduced immunity; depression; anxiety...” Also in the article Schools Start Too Early it states…show more content…
In fact in the same article “Why We Must - and Can - Restore Safe & Healthy School Hours” it states “Kids who are tired can't learn at their best, and sleep deprivation impairs learning, memory, and attention as much as it impairs health and overall well-being.” By the same token in the article “School Start Times Found to Affect Student Achievement” it points out that “A new study finds that delaying middle-school start times by one hour, from roughly 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., would increase standardized math and reading scores by 2 to 3 percentile points.” Finally “Learn More About Sleep and Academic Performance” says ‘A National Sleep Foundation poll reported that 28 percent of teenagers have fallen asleep in class at least once due to lack of sleep.” To sum it up lack of sleep do to early school hours can have a major tull on test scores and students
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