School Start Times

should schools change to a later start time?

Thesis

I think that schools should change their start times because it would let students get more sleep, have better test scores, and be more eager to learn.

GET MORE SLEEP

*60% of kids are tired during the day

*15% fall asleep in school

http://www.sleepfoundation.org/article/sleep-topics/school-start-time-and-sleep

*sports end too late to get enough sleep

TEST SCORES IMPROVE

*test scores went up by 2.2% in math, 1.5% in reading

*as you age, it is harder to fall asleep earlier

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/03/school-sleep-student-performance_n_1472440.html

*more time to study/review in the morning for a big test

MORE EAGER TO LEARN

*1.7% less tardies, 1.3% less absences

*Rhode Island students better behaved and happier

http://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode.cfm?id=later-school-start-time-leads-to-be-10-07-05

*pay better attention