Some people believe that school should start early, and some believe that school should start later. This paper seeks to show that why school should start later in the day and will provide evidence to prove that claim.
“School should start later in the morning because it gives students more time to get ready in the morning and it gives them more time to wake up. Schools with later start times showed significant improvements in school performance. Later start times also enhanced all-day focus, improved mood and boosted sports performance.” (internet Master of Arts Teaching guide 01/12/18) People that want school to start at a later time could give kids more time to prepare for a hard days work at school. People that want school to start school later also want to have an early breakfast.
APPS Adolescents sleep working group reviewed students involving inadequate sleep in teens. Researchers analyzed the harmful affects sleep deprivation. Teens need 9 1/2 hours of sleep. The side affects of sleep deprivation are “Mood- Sleep deprivation will cause your teenager to be moody, irritable, and cranky. In addition, he or she will have a difficult time regulating their mood,for example they would get easily get upset or frustrated. Behavior- Teenagers who are sleep deprived are also more likely to engage in risk-taking behaviors, such as drinking, driving fast, and engaging in other dangerous activities. Cognitive ability. Inadequate sleep will result in problems with attention, memory, decision making, reaction time, and creativity, all of which are important in school. Academic performance. Studies show that teenagers who get less sleep are more apt to get poor grades in school, fall asleep in school, and have school tardiness/absences.
Drowsy driving Teenagers are at the highest risk for falling asleep at the wheel. Drowsy driving is the most likely to occur in the middle of the night. (2:00 to 4:00 AM), or in the mid-afternoon (3:00 to 4:00 PM).” (Nation wide children hospital