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Schools should start later

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Started: 9/22/2017 Category: Education
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Debating Period
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I will allow you the first word. I look forward to debating with you.

Referring to us start times, normally being 8:00 or earlier. Between 8:00 - 6:30 being relatively normal.


Greetings, First I would like to thank Arganger for this debate.

I will start this by 8.00 is the average school start time in the US per source bellow. The US has a start time for school for a reason. like your local bank has a start time for the most part school start times are around 8. What brings up a question why then? 8 is a time parents can drop their kids off in middle school and so on. This is one of many reasons I will bring to this debate. A average American worker checks into his office around 8;18 according to survey. If the school time were to be pushed back it would disrupt all involved. This does not just include parents but the company they work for. By moving school time you would force the average American worker to go to the office later. Companies would not like that in return and ether the company office hours will move or you the parent could be fired. Not every average American can afford to check into his work later then he or she needs to be. Not every American worker is a boss or is at a stable job. Only 47% of Americans have a full time job, out of the 49% their is workers who are just making it. In a oil crisis of the past few years a late employee every single day might just brake the string for him/ her to be fired. A oil company will refuse in most cases to move their office hours back just because of a few schools. It would take a National move by the government what says "all schools must start at blank time" in order for this to happen.

Two questions for my opponent
Do you see this being a nation wide change?
Will moving school times back result in less jobs?

Look forward to your points.
Debate Round No. 1


Recommended sleeping hours by age:

Preschoolers 3-5 years, 10 to 13 hours 8

School-aged Children, 6-13 years 9 to 11 hours

Teenagers 14-17 years, 8 to 10 hours

Many teenagers in particular spend several hours a night on homework, often if they have a life outside of school staying up until twelve or later doing homework.

According to my source, by high school age students spend around 3.5 hours per night.

Schools tend to end around 3:00-3:30 ish, meaning if those students start their homework upon coming home, they will be doing homework until 6:00-7:00. Assuming they do have a life and interests they will finish much later, impairing upon their sleep time.

Schools starting later would force most buessnesses to change working hours which would improve the ability of the workers and mental health:

Remember I'm only talking about changing the start time, not pushing the end time. Of course it would be best to also lower the amount of homework assigned, but as of now that hasn't happened.

A study on the link between sleep deprivation and emotional health in South Korean students:

A study linking sleep deprivation and performance:

Academic One more study showing sleep deprivation:

According to the "Biological sleep patterns shift toward later times for both sleeping and waking during adolescence -- meaning it is natural to not be able to fall asleep before 11:00 pm. Teens need about 8 to 10 hours of sleep each night to function best."

Meaning that going to bed earlier for better sleep is in many cases simply not possible, and unnatural any whom.

-Do you see this being a nationwide change?- Yes

-Will moving school times back result in less jobs?-No, companies should and will adapt. To many workers have children for them to not move back with it. This would also likely shift the daily schedule of many consumers meaning companies would have little reason not too. This would mean more sleep for workers which improves productivity any way.

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Posted by Wyattcodered 3 years ago
yes in the morning
Posted by Arganger 3 years ago
Um, do you plan to post your argument on this?
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