Studies have proved that teenagers get the least amount of sleep out of all people. With this being said starting school at a later time would allow teenagers to sleep a little more and be well rested for the day ahead of them. Most high school students on average have 3.5 hours of homework waiting for them when they get home. Also add in that most high school students have jobs and other responsibilities to deal with. With the time being set back an hour I feel that everyone would benefit from this, not just the students themselves.
As you said, students have jobs and responsibilities after school. most schools get out between 2 and 3, and many students do sports which can last for 2 hours. If we start school an hour later, and sports sports start an hour later, how will stidents have time to do their homework when they can potentially get home at 7 or later?
I feel as though that is more time management than anything. If a student has practice from 4-6 and work from 8-10 then that is an issue of balancing their own schedule. Even then if the time for school is pushed back an hour the student who does start homework at 10 at night is now able to sleep in a little later than usual.
Like you said, it's all time management, and in that case the more time you have in your schedule the easier your day will be post schooling. pushing the school day back an hour pushes everyone that the student has to do back an hour and that means the student will go to bed later. studies show that it is more beneficial to go to bed early and wake up early than to go to bed late and wake up late.
The real issue here is that teenager's need the most amount of sleep, and they are not getting it. If teens choose to overwhelm themselves with extracurricular' s and are forcing themselves to have less sleep then really there is nothing to say on both sides of the argument. The only way in which the hour being pushed back would truly work is if the school day itself was decreased by an hour and then that would allow students to handle more on their plates and to sleep more.
I agree, the issue shouldn't be with when school starts, but how long the school day is. However, unless the amount of school days in the year is decreased, we would have to be in school for nearly 11 months if we were to reach the 180 day quota, which leaves little time for summer. There is really nothing that can be changed that would make a real difference except for the total amount of school days.
I agree with that unless we pushed for school days on Saturdays, but nobody would ever go along with that. No matter what we may do teenager's will always be searching and praying for that extra hour of sleep.
I agree with you on this one. And even then it is not something that you or I would have have to option of experiencing if it went in effect any time soon considering we will be graduating soon enough.