Schools Should Start Later in the Day - Local Schools
i hope we both do well and may the best debater win!
I will like to state the i will be using the time 9:00 AM as the time school starts since this is when my school starts.
Now i will start by defining terms....
sleep [sleep] Show IPA verb, slept, sleep�ing, noun
verb (used without object)
to take the rest afforded by a suspension of voluntary bodily functions and the natural suspension, complete or partial, of consciousness; cease being awake.
ed�u�ca�tion [ej-oo-key-shuhn] Show IPA
the act or process of imparting or acquiring general knowledge, developing the powers of reasoning and judgment, and generally of preparing oneself or others intellectually for mature life.
A load, esp. a heavy one
Now that I have defined these terms, i will refute my opponents argument.
My opponent says that the education system (education as defined above), is burdened (also defined above) by lack of sleep.
Now the healthy amount of sleep for a Teen and school-aged children is 9 hours at least. http://www.medicinenet.com...
that being said, if the earliest time school starts (9:00 AM as stated above), a school aged-child/teen could go to sleep at 10:00PM to 11:00PM (which is legal curfue) and wake up at 7:00AM Or 8:00AM
giving 1 hour to get ready for school
so as stated above, School students have enough time to sleep for a healthy amount, and still be ready for school.
Now i agree with you on the fatc that school is burdened by sleep, but not because of the school hours, but because of the lack of responsibility of the people.
This USATODAY artical http://www.usatoday.com... states that lest then half! (4 out of 10) people get a healthy amount of sleep, and i have shown above that school students have more then enough time to sleep, so obviously the only remaning factor is that they are staying up late
Thank you, and i would ask the public to forgive me if i have any spelling or gramical errors, i have Dyslexia
Agian, Thank you!
I apologize to the Public as well as my opponent. This debate was meant to be, and is centered around High School, and I believe that school should start no earlier than 8:30-9:00 A.M. I was SLEEP DEPRIVED so I forgot to add this. I will accept the definitions that my opponent had. Now, I will continue.
Students need to have a good sleep schedule to learn the best in school. Many High Schools start at 7:30, as does mine from personal experience. Teenagers have a change of sleep schedule during puberty. Biological shifts alter in teenagers. It is very difficult to fight against one's internal clock. Teenagers are naturally adept to falling asleep at 11:00 to Midnight, and need to wake up 6:00 - 6:30. However, teenagers need nine hours of sleep. With less sleep, you create a sleep debt.
So, teenagers fall asleep at roughly midnight on average, and later if poor sleep habits are in place, have too many social obligations, or have a sleep disorder. So, the average teenager gets 7.4 hours, which is not healthy enough. Some High Schools have already pushed back school start times, here are their results:
I would also suggest a course taught to students on sleep and show its importance on health. This would certainly lead to more sleep time among adolescents, improving their lives.
Sleep Debt: The cumulative effect of not getting enough sleep. A large sleep debt may lead tomental and/or physical fatigue.
Teenagers that don't get enough sleep builds a large sleep debt, which makes the individual more irritable, and have other adverse effects on health such as weight, weaker immune system, etc.
I await my opponent's response.
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