correlation between schools staring later and improvements in academics and student health. According to Julie Boerger, Ph.d. in the article, “Benefits of later school start times” “ Studies have shown that starting school later not only helps students get more sleep, but also confers a number of important associated benefits related to health (lower rates of depressive symptoms), safety (lower rates of car crashes), academic performances (lower drop out rates, fewer absences and tardiness, improving in standardized reading and math scores), and quality of life (improved sports performance) (6).” This is one contribution that our society can act on to help reduce issues that are related to sleep deprivation in children.
21% of teen motor vehicle accidents are caused by drowsy driving. Many teens everyday are complaining about their school start times being way too early. Teen tiredness is now considered to be a public health pandemic. School starting at a later time is beneficial because it helps students catch up on sleep. It helps students stay out of trouble. And it helps students ability to learn.
Teenagers need on average about 9 ¼ hours of sleep every night; instead only about 15% of teenagers get about that much sleep per night. Doctors all across America are recommending that schools across the nation start school after 8 A.M due to the lack of sleep that teenagers are getting. The lack of sleep that teenagers are obtaining is becoming a very serious issue for students because it is affecting their lives in a very negative way. A later start time for Brunswick High School would be extremely beneficial to the students that go through the school. The Brunswick Board of Education should start school at 8:25 A.M., because teenagers are not getting enough sleep and the lack of sleep is severely punishing these students physically, mentally, and academically.
School starting times has been an ongoing debate with no end in sight. Due to early mornings, adolescents have been found to sleep less, and with a hefty majority of young people not getting the necessary amount of sleep, there are many damaging side effects. I believe that the school start time should be pushed back because learning capabilities can be compromised, the body does not respond well on limited sleep, and danger on the road is greatly increased. Many studies have been piloted that demonstrate the benefits of delaying school starting times.
America’s high schools are in desperate need of help. Students should feel there is a purpose in going to school and getting an education. They need to be more motivated to go to school. The amount of tests students take in High School is ridiculous. Students need to take less standardized tests. As said in the article The Secret To Fixing Bad Schools “students need to become thinkers not test takers.” They should be able to take more classes they are interested in rather than classes they need just for graduation required credits. Schools need to have more academic achievement appreciation rather than only appreciating the athletic students. Although Bostein points out America’s education system seems to be the main issue in preparing our children for the future, he is a bit too extreme with this ideas.
Imagine staying up until the wee hours of the morning to finish the homework that had been accumulated during the day, only to have to get up a few hours later to catch the school bus, knowing that succeeding in class the next day would be short of a miracle. For many students, this scenario is not only feared but a reality they must face. The American Academy of Pediatrics states, “About 90% of high-school-aged adolescents get insufficient sleep on school nights…”(“Early Start Times and Depression”). Because of the lack of sleep students face, it poses serious problems for them the next day inside and outside of the classroom. Countless schools across America start earlier than the recommended
in schools that start later.” -Ingvi Hrannar Omarsson. Is sleep important for teenagers? Does more sleep help with concentration or health? Is sleep good for the average student who manages extra-curricular activities and loads of homework every night? First, some people assert that teenagers should wake up early in the morning for school, while others argue that teenagers should be able to sleep in because they need their sleep. Summarize the Issue- In the article, “Why should Should Start Later in the Morning” by Emily Richmond, “Should School Start Later?” by Justin O'Neill, and “Sleepy Teens: High School Should Start Later in the Morning?” by Mark Fischetti, they debate about the fact that school should start later. There are many explanations for the issue if school should start later for kids. For example, some people think it is a very smart idea that would stop causing kids/teens to come into school everyday looking tired. Also, it would get them more rest because of the time that they had stayed up the last night catching up on loads of homework and studying. However, some people
Do you or someone you know feel extremely tired, depressed, or sleepless when going to school? It seems that you're not the only one because many people around the world suffer this issue due to school start times. “Over 2/3 of teenagers and children do not receive all of their sleep requirements” (Yeager, page 1). Many questions are surrounded around school start times and how much it affects the student. Does school start times affect the students sleep in any way? Does school start times affect performance in school? What are the benefits of optimal school start times? We will cover all these topics in order to have a better understanding of the issue of school start times.
You wake up early in the morning to go to school. You slowly roll out of bed and try to get up and ready for the day wondering what is so important that you have to get up so early in the morning. Slowly trudging your way down stairs and out the door off to school you wonder if you will even get up tomorrow. This is a common problem among most teenagers and school aged children. This problem is getting up for school early in the morning. There is a debate surrounding when schools should start for kids. School needs to start later for teens. Increased sleep will benefit young adults health. It will also help more teens succeed in school. Although other people believe schools should start early for more time to do homework and other
What if scientist showed facts and information supporting we could start school later and improve our academics and stay healthy while doing it ? Starting early is not as good or as safe as people think it is for young teens or High School students . It’s something that has been researched and looked at many times , but it still seems to be an issue in the U,S with schools having a later start time. This can be an issue in many different ways , but it’s also something that won’t change overnight . School starting too early has many different effects on students such as REM(rapid eye movement) when teens lose sleep and this causes them to not be able to control their moods , and also can cause obesity , drug abuse , and depression and dropout
Every morning, high school students are jolted awake from the piercing sound of their alarm clocks. They are exhausted and convinced that it can’t be time to get up since even the sun hasn’t risen yet. Sure enough, it is 6:20 am and to make it on time to their 7:30 am class, they have to get up, even when their bodies still wants to be asleep. Sleep is detrimental to teenagers but because of early start times in American high schools, adolescents aren’t receiving the proper amount of sleep needed to remain healthy and function properly. By changing school start times by only one hour, students grades will improve as well as their overall wellbeing.
Groggy, tired, depressed, can’t think straight. These are things that most students experience every day. School start times are causing students to miss out on sleep, causing sleep deprivation. This can lead to depression, increased rate of car crashes and a decrease in cognitive thinking abilities. Not only can the amount of sleep a student receives affect their performance in school, but also their health and safety. To reduce the amount of sleep deprivation in students a possible solution is to make the start time of high schools later in the morning. By moving the start times of high schools by an hour or two later, sleep deprivation can be greatly decreased as well as increased performance and safety. School start times must be pushed back in order to allow for students to receive a higher quality as well as more sleep.
Schools that start too early have a large effect on the pupils that go to those schools. The average sleep time for a teenager is 8.5-9.5 hours of sleep, while most get less than 7.5 hours each night. Studies have shown that schools starting too early can have a major negative effect on the students. “A recent poll conducted by the National Sleep Foundation found that 60% of students under the age of 18 complained of being tired during the day, according to their parents, and 15% said their students fell asleep at school during the year,”, states the National Sleep Foundation.(sleepfoundation.org) Many young adults, such as teenagers, need 8-10 hours of sleep,and as many do not get as much as needed. Many of students can not get as successful as they should because of the lack
Around seventy percent of kids are sleep deprived. If schools had later start times then, kids and teenagers would be able to have extra hours of sleep. Lack of sleep can be associated with many risky problems, that can lead to serious consequences. If schools started later, then, kids and teenagers would not have to deal with serious problems that are involved with sleep deprivision.
It was found out that student from schools, who start classes early are more likely to be tardy or absent. It is according to Edwards (2012), in a study he conducted; statistical results showed that there were a 1.3 fewer absences or a reduction of 25 percent for students who started class one hour later than the other students. This information gives an explanation to why student’s academic performance in schools who starts classes later than the usual are improved, it is for the reason that they don’t get to miss any of their classes. Missing classes can lead to being unable to cope up with the topic; can miss quizzes, seatwork or even recitations.