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rachmae27
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Abdab
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Should schools in the United States have later start times?

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Abdab
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 5/14/2014 Category: Education
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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rachmae27

Pro

Do you think schools should start later to increase student academic performance, and decrease tardiness and drowsy driving?
Abdab

Con

Accepted.
I will be arguing that it is not a good idea for schools to start later in the day.
Debate Round No. 1
rachmae27

Pro

rachmae27 forfeited this round.
Abdab

Con

My main argument is that, if high schools start later in the day, but primary schools (I think you call them middle schools and elementary schools?) don't, and the working world doesn't then it will be much harder for teenagers to adjust, they will become used to late starts, and expect this to be the norm once they start work, however, scientific studies may have shown that teenagers benefit from waking later and falling asleep later, but this is not true for adults or children.
Debate Round No. 2
rachmae27

Pro

rachmae27 forfeited this round.
Abdab

Con

I assume I have stumped you?
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by TRUMP_2016_BUILD_WALLS 9 months ago
TRUMP_2016_BUILD_WALLS
The high-schools I know start at 7:20 AM and the average teen has to get up at 6:00 AM
Posted by TRUMP_2016_BUILD_WALLS 9 months ago
TRUMP_2016_BUILD_WALLS
Abdab why are you posting on this debate? It says for The U.S. And you are from the U.K. We gonna need to build a wall around you
Posted by Defro 2 years ago
Defro
@Abdab
Go ahead! Quick! Before someone else takes it!
Posted by Abdab 2 years ago
Abdab
Would it be okay for me to accept this debate? I am from the UK, so I only have the experience of English schools, which start at 8:55 am and finish at 3:05 pm. I would love to argue for schools in general though, that it is not a good idea to start later.
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Vote Placed by Zarroette 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Forfeiture from Pro. Con provided an argument.