Why Schools Should Start School Start In The Day?

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In schools all across America, many high school teachers battle the same problems: student inattention to instruction, insufficient focus in classwork, and general lethargy. One might propose that the reason for student disinterest during early school hours is that teenagers have stayed up too late the night before. However, current research from the Center for Disease Control and the American Academy of Pediatrics suggests that biological and physiological factors play a major role in determining how teenagers’ brains perform in the morning. The research concludes that teenagers’ brains are not designed to sleep more than a few hours each night. Most schools begin as early as 8:00 a.m., which causes poor performance for students. However, if schools took the advice of sleep experts and set the school start time for later in the day, there would be problems for students who participate in extracurricular activities or have jobs after school. The solution is complicated, but for the sake of safety and success, schools should change start times so that teenagers can be productive, attentive students. Schools have debated whether or not they should start later in the day. Some may say that starting school later in the day is not beneficial enough to the students because some of the students may have jobs or after school activities. Even though some of the students would be obtaining more sleep hours at night, others will not because they will be out later during the day due to
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