Do you remember being in elementary school feeling sleepy, wishing you were back in kindergarten where you were allowed to take naps? Was your brain ever so tired that the only way you were able to stay awake was by daydreaming or talking to friends while the teacher was teaching? That is the case with many students in the United States. Not only does the current school schedule prove to be unproductive to students, but also adding longer hours to a school day can have more damaging effects than positive ones.
Although sometimes teachers fail to realize that students have more than one class to worry about every day, they forget that most students have a lot of things to worry about such as a test or homework or family issues worrying is exhausting so they tend to fall asleep. If school started at 9 this would help students get that extra studying in or finishing homework from the night before. This could help improve students test grades and learning abilities.
Well that would require us to add 1 hour and 45 minutes to each day. This would have us going to 5:00 p.m. each day. Some students get to school at 6:20 for athletics. If they had to stay until five, they will have been at school for 10 hours and 40 minutes which will easily over stress and work these students. Even those who don’t have athletics have to be at the school by 8:00 a.m. and would have to stay till 5:00 p.m. The classic american work hours are 9-5. That composes a 8 hour shift which is what most people work. This means that students will be here for 1 hour more than the number of hours most adults work.
At the end of the day, students want to go home and have time to relax or spend with friends. If there is an extra hour of school, their schedules will be filled up more. Assuming that this extra hour lasts from 3:19-4:04, added with the average bus ride of 20 minutes with, say, 6 minutes to get to the bus, then the students get home around 4:30. Trying to get homework done, dinner eaten, and having fun, and getting to bed at a good hour on weekdays will be next to impossible to do without ruining grades. Granting that students may stay up extra late to do all the things they want to do, the problem of tiredness during the day comes up. Doing this for a whole school year can really take a toll on a person’s mental and physical health.
Long has the topic of longer school days been a controversial debate among parents, teachers, and students. In recent years, discussions about the length of school days have influenced states and school districts to change the amount of time students spend at school. The question becomes whether longer school days can help improve the academic performance of students. There are different views on the length of school days when it comes to student performance. The people who advocate longer school days are debating on what they believe is of greater interest to students. Proponents to longer school days believe that they are debating in the greater interest of students as well.
Adding one and a half more hours of school will leave us too tired to do the things that we need to do in the afternoon which will lead to procrastination. If one and a half hours are added to a regular school timing, then the duration will be changed to eight hours and 15 minutes. Transportation is then, also added to those numbers. This means that kids will be going to school for a longer period of time than adults go to their jobs. An average adult's job goes from nine to five. It is proven that children work more efficiently on their homework when there is sunlight. Having the usual school times is fine because kids like us finish homework during daylight and we still have the energy to do it. With all the tiredness from school and being dark outside, no student will have the motivation to complete their homework or do any
The first reason why the school board should not go along with this suggestion is because students will have even less time to finish up homework, which usually takes 1 ½-3 hours per night. Adding 1 ½ hours of school will certainly not help the situation. For example, let’s say with the school hours added, you get home about 4:45. You take a 30 minute nap to regain some energy. You then decide to eat some leftovers from the fridge to keep you satisfied until dinner. After you’ve finished, you start working on your homework, by this time it’s 5:30. You finally finish your homework at 8:00. Finishing your homework at 8:00 is pretty late. If you want to get a good night's sleep, you should be in bed by 9:30 the latest. I don’t think that’s a fun routine to go through everyday. There will also be times when you have projects to work on, which
Did you know that in some states, school lasts from dusk till dawn? People have different points of view on the length of the school day in America. Some people think that the school day should be longer to improve academic levels for students. The United States "lags behind other countries in core subjects. In 2015, American students came in 24th in reading, 25th in science, and 41st in math out of 72 countries." (p 30). Because the U.S. is behind, many experts believe that students should have an additional 90 minutes of school. The school day should be longer for many different reasons.
It’s a very irrelevant solution. Research shows that .2 percent of students actually learn more, and honestly I don’t think that’s enough. Not even close to 1% and they want to extend it, doing that is just gonna cause more problems. Also research doesn’t support it. Research shows that students only pay attention a third of the school day, and adding more hours of school will make students even more miserable. Some parents don’t support this idea either because they think that doing this will eliminate the time that students have with their parents. The students will be so caught up in school work that they will not have time with their family for the little time they have with them at
Imagine a four day school week; no school on Friday. The day that legislation is passed, complete pandemonium. More parties, weekend plans and double-decker sleepovers would run rampant. Unbeknownst to everyone flipping their lids, this has a hidden dark side; each school day would be nearly two hours longer! While some people think having longer days, with less of them, to be beneficial to student progress, in actuality this change would cut into homework time, sports, and be overall inefficient to the school itself.
Students, would you like to clock in 12 hour days? Well if we increase the school day most of you would, when including transportation, school time, extracurricular activities, homework, dinner and friends. We should not increase the school day because it would make students inefficient, it would cost a lot, and more time does not mean more learning.
Everyone in America has to go to school at least some point in their life. Most students in California attend school 6 hours day, in Adelanto CA, students learn math,language arts,PE and, an elective during that time. Some students may be struggling without an eight hour school day. So i will be show some examples why students don’t need an eight hour school day.
The reasons i think that this change is not necessary is because, people need time to do other things and if we spend all of our time in school then we won't have time do other things we need or maybe even want to do. If we add another hour and a half to school we better
“I am thinking about adding an hour and a half to our school day,” states my principal. Are you kidding me? That is an absolute atrocious idea! There is absolutely no upside to this proposal. Teenagers like myself already lack the necessary amount of sleep and this certainly isn’t helping our case. Do the School Board members realize we have a life to live outside of our academic one? We all have different activities to attend and this may require us to readjust our appointments. Not only that, but what happens to our free time? Not only do students need a break throughout the week, the teachers and staff members do too! How could this idea even be considered?
There are currently 21 states that feature schools that are actively operating on a four-day system. This has been a common trend that has steadily increased over the past two decades (Lake 1). Any child’s first reaction to the proposal of a four-day week would be overjoyed. To make these children's dreams come true, school systems must consider the advantages and disadvantages of a four-day school week. It’s not just about the students, but also about the school faculty, school administration, and parents. Of course, with every advantage there is also a disadvantage, but this is a positive essay full of positive points. Colby High School should change to a four-day school week because students will