Argumentative Essay: Should School Start Later?

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Parents and school students from all around the country think that schools should start later off in the day and others think it shouldn’t start later for many outstanding reasons. Some students and guardians may think that students should start later off in the day for health and academic reasons and because kids and teens need to get at least 8.5-9.5 hours of sleep every night to be fully energized. Other people, think that kids shouldn’t have to start their school days off later in the day because they would get out of school later, so they wouldn’t have time for sports and time to do their homework. Some schools are moving to later starting times which may have certain benefits but also some drawbacks. Schools should start off later in…show more content…
With a later start time for all students, it can give the students and opportunity to get a better sleep at night, so they are fully rested for their school day and sports. In the article “Should School Start Later?” it states “A too-early start to the school day can deprive kids of much needed sleep. According to the National Sleep Foundation, 59 percents of sixth-through eighth-graders and 87 percent of high school students in the United States aren’t getting the recommended 8.5 to 9.5 hours of sleep a night.” This obviously shows why schools need to start later in the day, because students need their much needed sleep. With more hours of sleep, your body re-energizes, builds muscle and bone, and strengthens your immune system which helps your brain take in everything your learning and enhances memory. A later start time can also give students the ability to have more fun outside of school and participate excellent in their sports. Without a good night’s rest they are going to struggle in the sport because of how exhausted they
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