School should start later!

By: Larissa Ramirez

Claim

I believe that school should start later in the morning. I believe that because kids need more time to get energy and more sleep. U.S. high schools and middle schools should start classes later in the morning to allow kids some much-needed sleep, a leading group of pediatricians is urging. More than 40 states, at least 75 percent of public schools start earlier than 8:30 a.m, according to the CDC's report.

Reason 5

Reason 1

Health,

Waking up too early can cause people who stay up late doing homework tired in the morning. We should go to school to learn instead of thinking of sleep. Some people even skip breakfast because of the need to get to school in time. If students are worried about needing to sleep or being hungry in the morning, they can not concentrate on what is important. If school starts later, students may also have more time to finish homework that they did not complete because they were too tired at night from a lack of sleep and too much homework.

Reason 2

Helping grades,

With extra sleep students will be able to concentrate more. With extra sleep their wont be as many students falling asleep in class. When students get their sleep they will bring up their grades while being more focused on what they need to to do to succeed in their classes.

Reason 3

"Many people think the answer is for kids to just get to bed earlier, Owens noted. But it's not that easy, she said, because biology has other plans.Around puberty, the body's natural sleep-wake cycle shifts, and it's actually hard for teenagers to fall asleep earlier than 11 p.m."

Reason 4

Classes in the morning wont get much attention. The kids will be tired and that will cause their grades to get worse or be bad from the beginning.

Counter Argument

School days beginning after 8 a.m. have many benefits for students, especially those in middle and high school, according to Psychology Today. These benefits include better academic performance, fewer absences and even improved health. However, early start times do have some advantages that may be worth considering. Students who begin earlier have more time for after-school jobs and activities; schools may benefit by saving some money; and parents might find that an early start works better with their schedules.