Essay On Why School Should Start Later

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How many times have you guys actually came to school in the morning focused, ready to learn, and not tired? We can all agree that waking up for school in the morning is a struggle, and we can all agree that we could use a little extra sleep at night. That is why I believe that school should start later so that high schoolers can get the healthy amount of sleep, and come to school and think of something other then how tired they are. This my 7th year at Voyager Academy. For those of you who went to Voyager last year, then you are aware that school started at 8:30 instead of 7:30. From personal experience, I have noticed how I focus more and get my work done faster when I get more sleep. This year the school had it changed that the high schoolers would start school the earliest out of the three schools: Elementary, Middle, and High School. Little kids have no problem getting up early considering the fact that they are not up all night doing homework, they get to go to sleep at a reasonable time. As the oldest kids, who have the most homework, it would only make sense that we start school later so that we can get more sleep and come to school more prepared. Schools should start later so …show more content…
As a student I know what it is like to come into school and have a teacher who did not plan a lesson for the day because they were too tired or had too much to do so they could not plan something for us to do. School starting at a time, such as 8:30, would let teachers have more time to think and plan a useful lesson. Teenagers are not the only ones who are not getting enough sleep. Teachers stay up grading papers and thinking of what to do the next day in class. I spoke with one of our teachers Mr. Gatlin, and he agreed that teachers need more sleep as well as students do. More students will come into school focused and ready to learn which teachers will

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