Dear Edmonson County school board members, In the issue of school starting time I believe we should push back to 9am. As a teen I understand how hard it is to get up at 5 or 6 in the morning. I have 3 reasons with evidence to why I believe school start time should get pushed back. One reason that the school start time is that it could affect our grades negatively.
If school started later, teens would be able to get more sleep, therefore increasing both their concentration and academic performance in classes. A later start gives students a longer attention span and a better morning. Obviously these things would really affect how the student performs. In addition, schools with later start times are likely to have higher attendance rates, according to the National Sleep Foundation. In an interview with many WAIS students, many students tend to sleep anyway during school, so they don’t even bother to show up, having to wake up that
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.
Students should get around to 8-10 hours of sleep, but most students are only getting about 6-7 hours of sleep. By starting schools late and letting the teens get more sleep it help them be better focused in class and to work harder. Also by pushing the time for schools it would be convenient for parents and students. The way it's convenient for the students is because they wouldn't always have to rush to catch the bus. They would also have more time to grab everything they need for school.
If schools started later then the children would most likely get the recommended 8.5 to 9.5 hours of sleep. This is important because lack of sleep can cause
Lisa Lewis, author of “Why School Should Start Later in the Day” states that “Repeated studies show that when the school day starts later and teens get more sleep, both grades and standardized test scores go up. A Colby College economist, Finley Edwards, found that a one-hour delay in start time increased math test and reading test scores by three percentile points. Even more striking, the lowest-scoring students showed the biggest jumps” (Lewis 1). To add on to students test scores and grades rising, a later start time can give them the needed time to finish up homework. Sports and activities at night can make finding time for homework hard for students.
Schools should have a later start time. A lot of people will argue that that the start time of schools is good as is right now. In my opinion, there are several reasons as to why schools should start later. Kids/Teenagers function better later in the day rather that early in the morning, it would improve attendance of schools, and the most important meal of the day.
All of us have had nights that we have struggled to sleep, or were prevented from sleeping due to our busy lives. Correspondingly, our brains on the mornings after these nights of little sleep may feel the effect in a major way. There are fluids in the brain, that are only produced during a time of slumber, which remove wastes from the cells and allow us to think clearly and focus more. If the brain did not produce cerebrospinal fluid wastes would build up and clog the spaces between blood vessels and tissues. The long lasting effects of poor sleeping habits are thoroughly explained in a TED Talk by Jeff Illiff, where he states that, “worsening sleep quality and sleep duration are associated with a greater amount of amyloid-beta building up in the brain” (Illiff).
This is also seems like a downside to the teachers as well. Having those six hours before bedtime seems so important to teachers and students but what they don’t realize is they don’t have to give up their afternoons completely. Starting later and ending later does not mean that you go to school all day. Students would get out an hour or two later than normal and would still have plenty of time for after school activities such as homework, sports, or jobs. A two hour time difference in the afternoon would not make as much as a difference in their everyday life as a two hour time difference in the mornings
First of all, if students are coming to school with a good night sleep then their academic skills should be higher and they will be more successful. Scientists prove that your brain doesn't start working until roughly 10:00 in the morning. That means that any class before that the students are not actually learning and applying the information they learned. This would be a huge
Schools Should Start At A Later Time Did you know that 97% of students in a recent survey agree that schools should start later? I think that schools should start later for these reasons. First, if students got to sleep longer, students would have less of a chance of getting depressed . It would also put the students health at risk for many health problems. It would also increase students test scores, and grades, because they will be more awake during class If schools that start early started later, their students would be more awake in class, getting better grades, and would not be at risk of as many health problems.