Segunda-feira, 21/5/2018 | : : UTC-4
The Reflection

School should start later

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“What did the teacher say again?” one student says after sleeping through notes. Students do not get enough sleep these days. School starting at 7:30 is way too early no matter what time you go to bed. Some students are not even getting home until 11ish due to after school sports.  Students are getting bad grades and even failing classes from sleeping in class, not enough energy, and causing students to be depressed. If we have school starting later, students would feel more energized and grades will go shooting through the roof because it would allow the students to feel as if they can accomplish something.

People may argue that it would mess up after school sporting events, and you will just end up getting home later. However that is wrong; If a student has an after school sport, the will still be getting home around 7ish. It’s the travel sports where people are traveling to places like Grand Rapids and Detroit every night that cause the sleep deprived students. Those people are getting home at times like 11 to 12 at night. Starting school later will allow students like those to get the correct amount of sleep that night. Also, it has always been proven that the student with less sleep will do worse in school than someone with a good amount of sleep according to Schools in South Michigan.

Sleep deprived student tend to not remember what they learned, do poorly on test. According to the national school foundation, The perfect amount of sleep is 9 hours. More than 80 percent of high school students are not going to bed until 10 to 11 p.m. Even going to bed at that time causes the students that ride the bus in the morning and has to get up at 5:30; to only get 6 to 7 hours of sleep each night. Schools with the start time of 9 a.m., students are still not doing great but are doing better than schools that start before 8 a.m. due to sleep. Changing schools start time later, will allow the students to have more energy and do much better in school.

 

 


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