Would starting school later in the morning improve teenagers' academic performance?

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euiemckee (not verified)

It makes common sense.

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It makes common sense.
James Hogue (not verified)

They are most likely going

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They are most likely going to have to comply with a mornig schedule when they get out of school and get a job so why over baby them now. The problem is that teen age parents are not able to get the kids to bed before midnight so of course they are sleepy and nonfunctional in the morning. It is not a question of biological needs but bad habits that produce sleepy morning students. Also if you start the day later, you will tend to loose attention late in the afternoon because the students are ready go get out and do their own afternoon activities.
allie (not verified)

i am in middle school and i

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i am in middle school and i am writing a persuasive speech for my speech class and i chose the topic that school should start later. does anyone have a link to a website w/ good info on this topic? thanks
B. Finn (not verified)

Letting teenagers sleep in

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Letting teenagers sleep in is not babying them. Its simply biology. The teenage sleep cycle is set to go to bed and get up later. By setting the time for school later, students should be more awake and alert. Telling students to take a test or be alert and attentive at 7:00 is like telling an adult to make important decisions at 4:00 am. It doesn't make sense.
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