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Why We Should Starting School Start Later

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Have you ever seen students sleep in your class? Thirty-Three percent of teenagers report falling asleep in school. Starting school later can have many academic, health, and safety benefits. That is why High Schools should start at 8:30 a.m.
Starting school later can make student's academic performance improve. ”Researchers analyzed data from more than 9,000 students at eight high schools in Minnesota, Colorado, and Wyoming and found that shifting the school day later in the morning resulted in a boost in attendance, test scores, and grades in math, English, science, and social studies.”(Why Schools Should Start Later In The Morning). This is probably due to the fact that students learn better when they are awake. If starting school a few hours later can improve test scores and learning, why not do it? Instead of sleeping in class, students will be learning.
Students aren’t getting enough sleep. “Two thirds of High School students get less than seven hours of sleep”(Wake Up Calls); the recommended hours of sleep for teens is 8-9 hours. I personally don’t think I get enough of sleep each night, and I do think pushing back the time school starts can make a big positive impact on my sleeping
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Starting school later can reduce the amount of teen car accidents, since teenagers won’t be driving drowsy, and they would be more alert. Starting school later can also help students be safe mentally. ” A major, multi-state study conducted by researchers at the University of Minnesota and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention linked later high school start times to significant decreases in teen substance abuse, depression, and consumption of caffeinated drinks.”(Wake Up Calls). Starting school later can reduce depression, drug abuse, etc.; which in turn can reduce much bigger problems, like teens
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