Why School Should Start Later Essay

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School times should start later: Here's why! If your child is having a hard time concentrating in school and their grades are dropping rapidly, there may be an explanation for that. Schools all around the U.S. are starting far too early for those attending to maintain a healthy mindset. School should start a lot later because it can improve mental health and the well being of the students attending; it can increase overall attendance and grades; and it can recover a student's mood and ability. Parents, students and teachers often argue, with little evidence, about whether U.S. high schools begin too early in the morning. In the past three years, however, scientific studies have piled up, and they all lead to the same conclusion: a later start time improves learning, and the later the start, the better. When a student is forced to wake up earlier than required, it can cause stress and ruin someone's entire day. But, when you wake up later it not only improves your mood, but also your ability to perform well. In 2014, scientist in California have collected data from 46 different schools, some starting early and others starting after 8:30 A.M. Students that woke up later performed 36% better than those who slept less. If a students sleep schedule gets messed up, soon the rest of their health will too. …show more content…

Schools also saw a decrease in tardiness, substance abuse, and symptoms of depression. Thomas Conrad, principal of the 1,000-plus student school in North Eastham, said the preliminary findings show that with a 8:30 a.m start time, there has been a 53% drop in the number of failing grades, and the number of days students were suspended for disciplinary reasons dropped from 166 to

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