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Should Kids start school later for more sleep?

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 5/14/2014 Category: Economics
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Anthonyagrees

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Students grade should raise so they pay attention and there grades raise
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I believe on average the amount of sleep one receives does not have a large impact on who they preform in school, me being a full time student I've never been in the position for being sleep deprived or anything of the sort; along with many of the people I know. Now only 8% of students get the full amount of sleep that doctors believe that they should be getting but this doesn't have as large of an impact as one would think. As well as lack of sleep does have quite a few effects but none of which are to the point/ common enough for a school system to change their whole timing system.
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Posted by Craighawley215 3 years ago
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If students need more sleep, I would think that students then have the responsibility to get more sleep by going to sleep earlier, rather than shift the timeframe of the school system.
Lack of sleep in an isolated instance, such as pulling an all-nighter, can be temporarily detrimental to brain function. I have heard that getting 4 hours of sleep or less results in similar effects as alcohol, but there are no real long term effects for simply not getting your full 8 hours in.
Posted by Liamardo 3 years ago
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I believe that a little more sleep makes a ton of difference to one's concentration in the morning and thus an improvement in grades. Concentration makes a huge difference to academic performance and is harmed by sleep more than one would think.
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro gave a reason why kids should start school later for more sleep but didn't back this reason up well.
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Reasons for voting decision: Con actually made an argument with statistics.
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Reasons for voting decision: Conduct is a tie because nobody swore, etc. Spelling and grammar is a tie because both didn't use proper punctuation and Con used "who" instead of "how". Most convincing arguments is Con because even though Con in a way helped prove Pro right by stating that only 8% of kids get enough sleep, he also actually formed an argument unlike Pro. As for reliable sources, I gave it a tie because nobody cited anything.
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Reasons for voting decision: Better argument.