Many schools across the United States start school before 8:30AM, which is not only unhealthy for teens but it can also be dangerous. FIrst of all, almost all teenagers in the United States do not get the required amount of sleep they need in order to focus throughout the day. According to the website startschoollater.com The average American high school starts at 7:59AM (page 1). It is important for students in middle and high school to get about 9 hours of sleep each night. Starting school later can increase scores on tests and help kids do better in classes throughout the day.
This is Hailey Bernot I am writing to discuss an important issue that I have noticed in Mentor High School. Thirty Three percent of teenagers report falling asleep in school and this is something that I have noticed daily at Mentor High. The school day at Mentor High School starts way too early and I think that many students and staff members would agree because it is affecting students learning and health. Schools across the world start at as early as 7 A.M. or as late at 9 A.M. Many early starting high schools have changed their starting times because students grades were dropping and they were not as prepared and focused.
“Maintaining a respectable image is incredibly important as a teacher. And let’s be honest, social media is a liability. Even the most conscious social networkers are bound to post something or share something that could cause controversy. That’s why many educators say no to student interaction on social media”(Wolfore, 1). Teachers need to be educating their students with school work not worrying about being friends with them on Facebook.They can be friends with students after they graduate it shouldn't be a teachers first priority to be friends with the high school students, teaching should be their first priority.
In the article “Excessive Homework Strains Family Life”, the author starts by writing about what students are missing out on due to homework; one topic she mentioned was exercise: “Kids who don 't have time for play and recreational activities, such as softball teams or dance, just don 't get to move around a lot—and there is evidence that exercise actually helps with academics” (Ponte n.pg.). Homework takes an exponential toll on students, which causes some to forfeit their sports in order to finish their assignments on time. In addition to losing the time for physical activity, being on sports teams allows children to learn social skills and meet new people. Instead, they are spending time by themselves completing their interminable homework assignments. Furthermore, in the article “Parents Should Take Action Against Excessive Homework”, Nancy Kalish continues writing about the inadequate amount of physical activity had by students and states that too much homework causes kids to miss out on playtime which is necessary for preventing childhood obesity (Kalish n.pg.).
70 percent of schools that had bans on phone usage in schools five years ago have since reversed those bans. Including the largest school district in the United States, the New York City School District. Cell phones have been integrated into our modern world and our everyday lives over the past decade, and now cell phones are seen as a necessity for many students and teachers. Cell phones provide many learning and collaborative opportunities for students as well as a way to communicate with parents or authorities in emergency situations. Although cell phones can be distracting in a learning environment, they allow the students, teachers, and schools to take advantage of new technology as a resource for communication and innovation.
This Web Page is Not Available The most annoying thing at school is clicking on a website and reading “This web page is not available”, meaning that the school 's webpage filter has blocked this site to students on the computer.The majority of students complain because they can 't get on a website. In the article School Web Filter Is Too Restrictive By Patrick Cloonan and Are the Web Filters at Your School Too Restrictive, By Katherine Schulten. Web filters are too restrictive because some important websites are blocked. Websites such as Pandora and Netflix should not be blocked. Also, some social media websites should not be blocked.
“Little people doing little things in little places everywhere can change the world” this quote by Anwar Fazal about social networking sites and its great and rapid effects on the world, the statistics shows the number of social network users worldwide from 2010 to 2014 is estimated around 2013 billion social network users around the globe, and fully 95% of all teens ages 12-17 are now online, which means that almost all students have accounts on social networks. And now many schools started to block social network sites and put it as a rule in the schools because of it affects badly on students and their education. Although it might be thought that social networking sites should be blocked in schools because it causes distraction
Schools have teachers who say things that can get themselves into trouble, only some school don 't have teachers who do. Teachers and students should both be able to say what they can meaning if a teacher says something bad a students should be able to because it 's not "fair." The SPLC says, "The majority of Americans agree: students should be allowed to freely complain about their teachers and administrators on social media without fear of punishment." The SPLC thinks that of a student were to say something online about the school they should not get ISS or OSS (example: "My school is boring."). Say the next day they got ISS for posting that on any social media, they shouldn 't because it 's freedom of speech.
Lingering Harm Posting a video online of a school fight may make students feel “cool”, but people are unaware of the lingering harm they truly do. Schools all around the country try to reprimand the student that is the attacker, but just recently they have begun to come aware of another threat, the person filming, and posting the video online. These actions must be watched carefully, and be brought to an end, as they only have consequences that harm students to a greater level. Having over 1 million views may make posting a video of a school fight online seem like a perfectly fine thing to do, but these same videos bring unwanted attention and escalate the issue. An example of this issue is when two boys at Calvert
They won't be able to play and may drop out, it is not fair to the student. This means that schools will lose kids instead of gaining them. A little thing like someone disagreeing with sports or a little problem with your budget shouldn’t change the Nation's pastime. Schools are making a big mistake if they take away sports, this will harm students.Sports help kids get more focused, and can help them in school.Kids won’t be brighter and smarter from sports. Sports help kids with school more than you think, it is also fun for kids.