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  • Early Time = Bad Learning

    Schools should start at the same time as work. School is a child's work and needs to give them an idea of the real world and the work time. Schools can always get out at 4-4:30 in order for students to get to after school activities in or out of school without a problem. Waking up early doesn't allow the brain to fully function and can cause bad grades and bad health in the student. Being tired can make the student make poor choices and not pay attention in class, while being grumpy and sloppy. On a regular day, my child would be like a zombie while walking around, would constantly forget items, and didn't walk in daylight, she had to rely on street lamps. When the school had a two hour delay on a snow day, she was wide awake, happy, and ate a complete breakfast. She got to school on time and was doing better in her classes that day. Science has also shown that a child's brain doesn't fully function until 10 am. My final conclusion is that children in public schools should have their school's start at 8:30 - 9am

  • Yes, and science has proven this.

    Studies are able to show that when schools start later, students are shown to remember more, participate more, and have happier lives outside of school. Schools don't mimic a 9 to 5 job, since surveyed throughout 47 states in America, only three had schools that started anything later than 8:30. Which means out of the 50 states in America, a minimum of only 3 states would have kids going to school at 9. Most schools start somewhere around 7:30, and ending at 2. This is a huge difference from a 9-5 job schedule.

  • Studies show that teens learn and remember more when school starts later.

    If school is supposed to mimic a nine to five job, why doesn't it start at nine and end at five? The argument isn't about the amount of time spent in school, just when it starts. Most kids are up before the sun, interrupting their natural sleep cycles and circadian rhythms. There is no logical reason why school can't start and run later.

  • Most kids would likely go to bed late and still wake up early

    If school times changed to 10AM to 6PM then kids probably wouldn't eat until 7PM then go to bed until 10 or 11 o'clock at night. Some parents work early so kids might have to wake up at 6:30Am or 7AM so parents can drop them off at day care till school starts.

  • Most kids would likely go to bed late and still wake up early

    If school times changed to 10AM to 6PM then kids probably wouldn't eat until 7PM then go to bed until 10 or 11 o'clock at night. Some parents work early so kids might have to wake up at 6:30Am or 7AM so parents can drop them off at day care till school starts.

  • Most kids would likely go to bed late and still wake up early

    If school times changed to 10AM to 6PM then kids probably wouldn't eat until 7PM then go to bed until 10 or 11 o'clock at night. Some parents work early so kids might have to wake up at 6:30Am or 7AM so parents can drop them off at day care till school starts.

  • No, public schools should not start later.

    Children need all of the education they can get. With the parents these days, schools cannot afford to start later. Children need all of the time they can get in the classroom if they have any hope to becoming a responsible citizen who can pay their own bills. Just look around at all the failures still living at home with their parents in their 30's.

  • Public School Mimic A 9 to 5 Job

    Some public school systems have attempted later starting dates, only to find that there really is no benefit seen from trying it. Adjusting the times class are in does little to affect how students learn, nor does it change anything in the school system. Since current schedules mimic a 9 to 5 job, it is best to leave current policy in place.


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