Think about it. When start and release times are set later, students will have less time to do their homework. Then, they will either have to stay up late or get up early to finish it. So the amount of sleep each night is the same. Many studies have also proven that getting up early is better than staying up late. In one study, people who had experience working at night had lower scores on standardized tests of memory and processing speed than those who hadn’t. The sleep from 11:00p.m to 2:00a.m is the most important, it is at this time that your body repairs itself and grows. The lack of sleep in teens does increase the risk of traffic accidents, and makes them more vulnerable to depression and obesity, but if the amount of sleep each night is the same, then you can’t blame it on early start times. Less time to do after school activities might make students get depressed more easily too, it increases the risk of driving late, too. For instance, high school students will have to work even later hours. Fifty-six percent of teen crash deaths occur between 6p.m and 6a.m, so these students will be in more danger. High school students who have jobs will have to work even later
As a result, many teachers have a excellent explanation for not changing school start times, but they will need to know what the pediatrics need to say. By changing start times to a later time, teenagers could have a healthy life, and could get a better score on tests. “There's a price to pay” says Dr. Judith Owens, which studies have shown that lack of sleep in teenagers the risk of traffic accidents and makes them more vulnerable to depression and
Due to lack of sleep, drowsy driving is common along with risky behaviors and poor attendance. Research shows that a positive outcome from later school start times is it can improve physical and mental health. Students are sleep deprived which increases the risk of driving accidents and dangerous decisions such as the use of drugs and alcohol (Reddy). This shows that the amount of sleep teenagers get can alter the way they behave and can even cause them to make poor choices. Also, “A study by an economist after 146,000 middle school students in North Carolina started school an hour later showed math and reading scores went up two to three percentile points. In addition, students watched TV 15 minutes less per day and spent 17 minutes more on homework per week. In 2011, a study of first- year cadets at the Air Force Academy showed a similar correlation. Freshman take the same courses, but those who began before 8 a.m. scored lower in all classes than whose who started an hour later” (Manning). This quote proves that when students start at a later time, they have more energy and score better on tests Also, children are spending more time on their school work which causes a decrease in the time spent watching TV. Since studies show an advancement in teenagers’ behavior and academic grades, schools should start the day later in the
The drowsiness of adolescents contributes to over 100,000 crashes per year. Students being drowsy is from being sleep deprived from the early school start times and that is one of the reasons why they get no sleep. Schools shouldn’t be starting early in the morning because it affects adolescents mental and physical health, their academic performance and it doesn’t let them get the recommended amount of sleep.
School could be a pain, especially forcing yourself to wake up early in the morning just to go to school. We could at least wake up more later than early in the morning if we are going to school. Imagine if you could go to school later than usually. This
Teenage Driving Should the minimum driving age be raised? In the article Traffic Safety Facts the NHTSA states that, 5,864 15 - 20 year old drivers were involved in fatal crashes in 2008, which is a 27% decrease from the crashes in 1998. This is still a big number, and has been tried to be reduced by New Jersey, but ended up not doing much, and instead added and increase of car crashes to an older age group. The minimum driving age should not be raised to allow teens to gain experience, learn responsibility, while staying safe altogether.
Studies have shown that kids perform better in school and in other aspects of their lives when they get more sleep. Students stress over school because they have to push out things they want to do in order to get the grade that is a letter which symbolizes their success
Later Start Times One of the biggest struggles for students today, is the struggle to wake up for school in the mornings, and to make it to class on time. Because of the start times that many high and middle schools currently have, students are having to get up early to
Almost 10% of U.S. high schools start before 7:30 a.m. Over 20% of middle schools start class at 7:45 a.m. or earlier. This is leaving students everywhere overwhelmed and tired. This can lead to tremendous effects on their health and grades. Research shows that only do later start times improve those things, but ends up increasing the school's yearly income in the long run. For these reasons, schools should make their hours later because it can affect students grades and health in a positive way.
Why school should begin later in the day Each year, exhausted teenagers leave themselves to another day of battling their bodies clocks so they can get in class on time. It's outstanding that teenagers who don't get eight hours of rest a night confronts a large number of issues. That is the reason why both the American Institute of Pediatrics and the Centers for Disease Control recommend shifting middle- and high-school start times to 8:30 a.m or later. However, during 2011-2012 school year, the latest statistics accessible — just 17.7 % of the national public middle, high and combined schools met the 8:30 a.m. rule, and almost 40% began before 8 a.m. In California, the normal start time was 8:07 a.m.
Beep Beep Beep Beep. It is 5:30 A.M, you were up late last night working on an atrocious math assignment; and all you want is to roll over and ignore that you have to go catch the bus at 7:15 A.M. Sometimes, you’re lucky enough to get a ride or
In the website Pros and Cons of Later School Start Times it says “In fact, AAA says that drowsiness contributes to more than 100,000 crashes per year” that shows that if schools started later, the amount of crashes per year would decrease by over 100,000 saving many lives.
Getting up out of bed in the morning can be a struggle for teenagers, especially those who did not get enough sleep that night. Once they are up the teenagers drag their feet to get ready for school because they are tired. The teenagers old enough to drive are the ones most at risk because they drive half asleep to school, which greatly increases their already high chances of crashing. Studies say, “In the United States, the fatal crash rate per mile driven for 16-19 year-olds is nearly 3 times the rate for drivers ages 20 and over. Risk is highest at ages 16-17. In fact, the fatal crash rate per mile driven is nearly twice as high for 16-17 year-olds as it is for 18-19 year-olds” (Teenagers). Higher statistics would be possible if the study was focused on only teenagers who drive to school tired. Students chances of getting in a crash would skyrocket. Studies also say “teen drivers who start class earlier in the morning are involved in significantly more motor vehicle accidents than peers with a later high school start time (Teens). The opposing side may say that school needs to start on time because that is when the bus needs to pick the students up or that teens should not go unsupervised. Driving tired is not the only safety concern regarding their child or children. What the other side does not realize is that not only can later school start times solve the issue of hazardous driving, but later start times can also
This would also minimize crashes during morning commutes. This is because many teens drive themselves to school are inexperienced. If they are drowsy when driving, they could endanger themselves and the people around them. According to an article by Fred Danner and Barbra Phillips, delaying school start times may decrease the risk of motor vehicle crashes.
Studies prove that schools that have a early starting time have lower average GPA's than schools that have later starting times. Having school starting at a current time of 7:40, students have two classes before 10 am with their brain not fully awake. This causes students