Persuasive Essay On Why School Should Start Later?

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What do you think the percentage of sleep-deprived teens are in America? If you guessed 85%, you are correct. Most teens are battling depression, drug and alcohol abuse, and many other physical, and mental problems, just because they are not getting the right amount of sleep they need. Teens even stay up later than they should because their school projects and homework are getting piled up. Many other teens are getting into more car accidents because they are too tired to focus on the road ahead. School days should start later because students need at least 8 hours of sleep, students will improve better in school, and it will decrease the risk of many physical and mental problems.

Students need at least 8 hours of sleep each night. Many teens have been working late at their jobs, doing their homework for half the night, or spending their night at Driver’s Education working towards their driver’s license. Studies show that you are fully recharged when you have 8 hours of sleep, this is called your “Biological Clock”(Richmond.) If school would start later, students would have time to sleep in or even time
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Students are more alert and focused when getting the right amount of sleep each night. Students can focus more on their teacher’s lessons, comprehending the material. When at a 7:00 a.m. start time, many students are zoned out or even falling asleep in their morning classes. 20% of teens have confessed to dozing off in the middle of class (“High Schools Starting Later.”) If students are waking and engaging into the lessons, their homework and test grades will improve greater. Researchers have studied more than 9,000 high school students and found that shifting the school day later in the morning concluded in a rise in attendance, test scores, and better grades in the core subjects. Students will improve better in school if the school day is later in the

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