Whether or not to start schools at a later time has been very controversial around the world. Reasons supporting a later start time is that scientists say that starting school before 8:00 a.m. is not good for the health of the students. Research from countries around the world support that teenagers are healthier overall if they get their required amount of sleep. Sleep is essential for teens to grow and learn properly. Therefore students who get enough sleep do better in school. Starting schools at a later time does have its issues. Financially schools do not have enough money to spend on the transpiration of students. Public schools in St. Paul, Minnesota would have needed an additional $8 million to purchase the required school busses.
First of all, kids will be more energized and be more academically advanced if school starts are pushed back. According to, “Should School Start Later” “Studies show that well rested teens get better grades, have higher standardized test scores, and miss fewer days of school. They also have a lower risk of being in car accidents and have fewer health problems such as depression, mood changes, and being overweight.” Many schools start before 7:45 a.m. and have tired students not putting forth their best efforts while 40 percent of American High Schools start classes past 8 a.m. The schools with later starts
Do you ever wake up and feel like you haven’t gotten enough sleep? The reason is because in reality you probably haven’t. Studies show that schools should not start any earlier that 8:30 in the morning due to teens suffering from sleep deprivation. There are many negative effects this condition can have on a teens body including a direct effect on one’s physical and mental health, public safety and excelling in the future. In the Ted Talk video, " Why school should start later for teens" by, Wendy Troxel. Ms. Troxel explained why school should start later for teens.. Students are very drowsy in the morning and are usually rushing to get to school on time which limits breakfasts times and healthy food options. Schools should start no earlier than 8:30 a.m. for several reasons but sleep deprivation is the most important. Sleep deprivation can cause a direct effect to a child’s general health and behavior, public safety and potentially future success.
Later start times, schools all over the states have been going back and forth between should schools have earlier start times or not. But schools shouldn't start later because it's dangerous and costs money. Schools shouldn't have late start times because it's dangerous and costs money against the school districts.
In Justin O’Neil’s article, “Should Schools Start Later”, he says, “ School bus schedules are arranged to meet the needs of not just one school, but all the schools in a district…..” and then proceeds to say “Later start times would mean some districts might have to invest in additional buses and drivers, which can be expensive.” This explains that if we started school later, buses will have to figure out a way to get children from every school they are responsible for, if there are no staggered times. If they could not solve this problem, we would need more buses and drivers. Transportation will then turn into another dreadful problem that we would have to fix. Also, think about how the bus driver would probably get home later. This could interfere with their personal
First, it would cause for the bus drivers to change their daily route schedule. Elementary school students are usually starting school at around 8:30 a.m., which would be the same time as high school students if the schedules were to change. This means that the board of education would have to hire extra bus drivers to be able to get all of the students to school on time. Although, there is a solution that could easily fix the bus schedule problem. If the time schedules are changed between the elementary and high school students, meaning the elementary students show up to school earlier, then the buses would be running the same routine. This means that it will not result in extra charges for them because they would still be working the same
Suppose you are getting up out of bed to go to school in the morning. Your mom needs to arrive at work at 8:30, but your school just changed their start time to 9:45 because children at the school were falling asleep in class. You are forced to awaken at the same time you started waking up at, because your mom has to be at work. You have to go with your friend, who has his mother take him everyday. You have your mother take you at the same time as before to drop you off at your friend's house to wait.
According to the Junior Scholastic, “and then there’s the cost. Issaquah,for example,would need to buy new buses and build a garage for them. For some school districts, the cost could run into the millions.” This quote explains how if the school would change the start time of the school they would have to buy more buses, which would run into millions of dollars. If the school districts would change the start of school to later, they would have to buy lots of extra buses. If the school would start at a later time and would have to buy more buses they would have to spend all the money that the school has saved up through all the fundraiser. If they used all the money we would have no money for new equipment for the gym and all the jerseys for all the sports and all the usually repairs around the school
Schools should start later because students need more time to rest in the morning. Some reasons also show that it will mess up schedules. With more rest comes more energy and with more energy comes better grades. Studies have shown that schools that start later often have better performing students.
Do you hate waking up so early in the morning to get ready for school? Do you feel so drained because you’re tired? Some school districts have started school later to give students more time to sleep and because students get more sleep it has several positive effects. School districts would be for schools starting later because studies have shown students with more sleep have improved school performances, more sleep which reduces health problems, and less morning automobile accidents.
Students hate getting up so early for school. Right? Teenagers on average need at least seven to eight hours of sleep each night. A two thousand twelve study shows that students who start school an hour later than usual saw their math scores on standardized tests increase an average of 2.2 percent. When students are able to get the sleep they need, they are able to get up and make it to school on time. Also when students get the sleep needed, they not only are able to make it to school on time but it gives them the sleep they need to be able to function which improves academically. High School start times should start later because it allows more sleep for teenagers, increases attendance and improves academically.
Starting school at later times makes students more likely to pay attention in class. The California Academy of Sciences says, ¨Studies have shown that middle and high school students with adequate amounts of sleep, 8-10 hours, have better test scores. ¨ Since students do not get enough sleep, it would be very beneficial to start school at later times, since they would fall asleep with the correct amount of sleep. To add on to this reason, Diana Zuckerman Ph.D. says, ¨In order to compensate for the later start time, the school cut 5-10 minutes of every class and activity. The change meant students had slightly less time in the classroom, but the tradeoff was improved attention during the school day.¨ Although starting classes at later times
In the text Should School Stay Early, it states,”Student who rely on their parents for transportation to school may have difficulty getting to school at a later hour if their parents work.” But, starting the school at later time is another option. The downside of that is that the kids would have to let their daily things be pushed back. And also, the times that they have meals would be later in the day.
After reading both sides of the argument I have decided we should just leave school start time the same. Most students will probably think they want school to start at 9 am, but honestly i would disagree. There are many reasons I believe this way, some of them including sports,cost, and the fact that the students may not enjoy this time, but we are already used to this start time. Changing the school start time from 7:20 to 9:00 may have its pros but in my opinion the cons outweigh. Having a later school start time will hurt more than it helps.
To force schools to start later will only be like pushing a boulder up onto a steep hill. Health and academic performance for adolescents are the most important things in their lives because if one slip up occurs they become minimum wage workers for the rest of their years, so why are we setting them up for failure? Capitalism.
National Sleep Foundation.” Eight Major Obstacles to Delaying School Start Times. sleepfoundation.org/sleep-news/eight-major-obstacles-delaying-school-start-times/page/0/4. There are many reasons why schools have not changed starting times yet. This article from the National Sleep Foundation, a nonprofit organization that is run by the U.S. Government, list eight common issues with starting schools later. Under each issue, there is an explanation and a solution. I will use this to formulate my counterargument.