Should Schools Compensate And Start Later?

1347 WordsMay 11, 20176 Pages
ning head: ARGUMENTATIVE ESSAY 2 BEEP! BEEP! BEEP! A door opening and a parent saying “wake up, time for school,” is the average child 's worst part of the day. Most kids hate having to wake up before noon to go to school. But why? Why is waking up early as a child such a problem, when adults wake up just as early to go to their jobs? Is it because children stay up later into the night than they used to? Or just because they’re bodies are on a different time schedule all together? And if that’s the case, should schools compensate and start later? Should we all try to follow grumpy tennagers wishes and start school at noon? I say no. There are countless benefits in starting school early in the day. It gets teenagers who are close…show more content…
I know that after I graduate in a few weeks, I’ll actually be waking up an hour earlier to go to work. I’m sure it’ll be an adjustment, however since I’m used to waking up early for school, it’ll be easier for me to wake up for work. High school is suppose to preparation for the rest of your life, and that 's exactly what it does. Why is waking up so hard for children these days? 50 years ago children woke up at first light and started working. What 's so different from then? Is it the technology that kids have available? Or is it simply that their body schedule is off and they can’t get it back on track. And if that is the case, how do we get them back on the right track? Have them go to bed earlier? Take their phone, computer or any other distraction? Maybe just let them sleep in from time to time? Technology is something very new and foreign to parents. Most parents allow their children to take their phone or other device to bed with them. Some even let them watch television. This isn’t what I would call bad parenting, most parents just aren’t informed. When Running head:ARGUMENTATIVE ESSAY 4 students stay up late with technology, it can cause sleep deprivation and eye pain. Since students don’t fall asleep until later in the night, they want to sleep further into the morning. “ The study followed two groups of 12 study participants; one group read on an iPad for four
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