School Should Start Later

804 WordsMar 11, 20124 Pages
Don't you hate waking up early in the morning? Almost every weekday, high school students are waking up around six o'clock in the morning to get ready for school, some even earlier. It's not practical for high school classes to start at 7:44. It's just too early for teenage minds to function properly. Our school should start at least an hour later than that. With the extra hour, our attendance would improve, as well as our grades and attitudes. The facts are all there, so why shouldn't the hours change? For the 1997-1998 school years, the University of Minnesota conducted a study on Minneapolis high schools. Their starting times were changed from 7:15 to 8:40. The results of this change were obvious. Teachers reported that students were…show more content…
They don't realize that an hour later isn't that big of a deal. School would end at 3:15, and sports would begin around 3:30. For the sports that have to go outside to practice, it's during the early fall and spring. During that time, it doesn't get dark until about six. So sports would be the same, and have the same routine. So what's the problem? There is none. School officials need to stop making excuses against this. In a nutshell, I believe all schools including ours should adopt this schedule of beginning the school day an hour later. With an extra hour of sleep, students would have better attendance, better grades, and a better attitude towards school. What is the use of trying to teach kids that can't learn? Sending kids to school before they have had ample time to wake up will only result in them not learning to their full

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