Should High School Start Later

Have you ever noticed yourself or someone you know, at their desk sleeping through class, a puddle of drool leaking onto their desk? Chances are you have. And chances are you thought of them as lazy, hopeless, or just a bad student. However, is it really their fault? Sure They probably were up to late the night before but studies show that teenagers are naturally up later at night. But, WIth some high schools starting at 6:45 in the morning, it 's hard to blame them. Overall student just are not getting the sleep they need to function to the best of their ability. As school’s decide to move their start times up to the wee hours of the morning to accommodate their transportation and after school activity schedule, the real victim is the student, and their lack of sleep. school start times are there to keep everything running in an orderly, predictable fashion. Also, the times have been thoroughly planned out so they are as close to perfect as possible for the particular school or school district. Although, I believe that it is important to incorporate the students sleep schedule into the decision on when to start schools. For this …show more content…
I think it was put best by the national sleep foundation when they said “I hope this is a wakeup call to school districts and parents all over the country. With start times, some before 7:00 AM, adolescents are not getting enough sleep”(National Sleep Foundation). However, changing the start time is not enough. As said by Dr. Carskadon “Changing school start times is not the only step needed”(Carskadon). As Well as school starting later in the day students should try to go to bed earlier at night, and try to regulate their sleep schedule on the weekends, so they don 't come back on monday tireder than ever. But if students and schools took these steps, It would be a better place for all parties

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