Why Schools Should Start Later Essay

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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. I believe schools should start at 10 so that kids brains will function better. First, kids brains function better if they do not have a lack of rest. Many people don't realize that a lack of sleep could cause major drop in kids grades. Kids who get the right amount of sleep don't just do better in school. Studies show that lack of sleep is unhealthy. Kids get into a habit of going to bed at 11 or 12 and then…show more content…
Kids spend all day playing sports and all night trying to finish their homework. If school was later kids could go to bed after their sports and wake up and finish their homework before school. Even if they wake up at 6 to get it finished they probably have plenty of time to get it done, and they still have a better sleep then when they went to school at 8. Many kids have a hard time getting to bed before 11, but if we had school later kids could make up their lack of sleep by sleeping in later. Last, kids need a lot of sleep so they can wake up refreshed and ready to learn. I believe that going to school later will make it where kids can get better grades and get better rest. Many people might disagree,because a lot of people work and they cannot get their kids to school that late. It is hard for people to get their kids to school, but at least you know that your kid hopefully is getting better grades and is not exhausted. Kids need all the rest they can get. In Conclusion, schools should start at 10 or at least 9 so that kids could get enough sleep. Many kids don't get enough sleep and that is a big problem, but if we have schools later it will help a lot with lack of
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