Summary Of Why School Should Be Later

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Jon’s essay on having a later start time for school was very compelling. I agree with him, start times should be later. His most compelling evidence was the paragraph where he cited studies from the American Psychological Association. He writes: “Studies from the American Psychological Association show that the frontal lobe is still developing in many adolescentes. Disturbing REM sleep can slow the development [of this] portion of the brain.” This is fact alone should disturb executives into acting to prevent this. If having longer REM cycles will help the development of such an important portion of teens then shouldn’t we do what we can to ensure this? To me, this was the most compelling evidence because it brings up the question of why (with

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