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School Day Should Start Later Essay

Most students if asked would tell you that they wish school started later. Many studies have shown that a later start time for school can be quite beneficial for the students. I believe that school should start later due to many reasons that I will address.

For one, if school started later students would be able to get more sleep. At our age sleep is an essential part of our growth and development. Scientist say that teenagers should be getting about 10-12 hours of sleep per night. More sleep helps the teenage body regenerate and helps the brain develop. Also more sleep will help students stay alert and attentive during class. If students are engaged during class, then obviously they will do better. I have been told that school starts early in order to prepare us to wake up early for our jobs as adults. This does not matter because not enough sleep can cause health concerns, which is more important.

With a later start time students will be more willing to go to school. I would resent the thought of school just a bit less everyday if I didn’t have to wake up so early in the morning to get there, and I think most students would agree with me. When students are not mad that they have to go to school and are somewhat happy to be there, they end up learning more. This is because they apply themselves in a learning environment that they do not have a problem with. Some will say that students should be showing up to class either way, and although that is true, it is besides the point. The point is that some do not show up to class and with a later start time for school they are more likely to do so.

Many recent studies show that if school started later it would have extensive benefits for the students. One study shows that students are more likely to show up to class when school starts later. This is because students are less tempted to show up to school late or to cut class in order to get a nap in. Another study shows that most students even receive slightly better grades when school starts later. This is because the extra sleep helped them stay alert and attentive during class. These are legitimate studies done by universities, private scientists, and organizations around the country.

As I have restated multiple times, a later start time for school would be quite beneficial to the students attending. Administrators will say that it starts early in the morning to make room for sports, clubs and other activities. 1-2 hours taken away from these things will make little difference. I once again stress that the start time for school should be later

Why We Should Start School Later Essay

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How many times has this happened to you; it’s six thirty on a Tuesday morning, your alarm has already gone off twice, your still laying in bed and your bus comes in twenty minutes. This is an everyday occurrence at my house. It is a proven statistic that the average high school student does not get enough sleep. While some experts like Dr. Lee Yanku say “It is not the schools starting time that is the problem as to why students don’t get enough sleep, it is because of facebook, myspace and cell phones” The truth behind it is that we can’t budget sports, homework and extracurricular activities into one day and still get nine hours of sleep. This is hurting student’s academic averages and needs to change. Changing the school time will help…show more content…

But we simply do not have enough time in the day. Some students don’t get home to almost seven after sports are done, some have jobs and don’t get home until seven o’clock… Before we know it, its eight o’clock and we still have three hours of homework to do. Going to sleep at eleven and waking up at six is not enough sleep for students. Because of all the work we receive in school, we need more time to sleep and make sure our mind set is in the right place. It doesn’t matter how smart you are, if you don’t get enough sleep your brain will not absorb information you learn.
If we were to start school later, academic GPA’s (grade point averages) would definately increase. Isn’t this what we want in our school? It is proven that the more sleep you get, the more awake and alert you actually are. I interviewed Michael Claffey, a sophomore at Newington High School, he stated “ Goooooud.” Also Jorge Premto a sophomore at Newington High School stated “Yes Michael, yes I do believe school should start at nine o’clock am. This will thus help further my education because I will be well rested.” In all, we need school to start later because it will help us with our education.
Here is my proposal. If we were to start school at nine, thus getting two hours of extra sleep, we would feel more awake and alive during the school day. Dr. John Deew of the University of Delaware says, “It is proven that one

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