Later school makes better students

Grace Regan, Staff Writer

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The argument for a later school day isn’t new, but as a student, I would like to give my perspective of a later school day and its benefits.

Middle schools and high schools in America usually starts before 8:30 a.m., which, according to doctors, is way too early to be productive in a six-hour school day.

I believe that starting the school day earlier prevents students from getting a full night’s sleep, which affects academic performance.

Students who are involved in sports or other activities would also benefit from an 8:30 a.m. or later time change. As high school sports practices usually take most of the after-school day, this leaves barely any room for studying or homework, leading to underperformance of students.

In conclusion, I believe that a later school day would benefit every type of kid because it would let us get a longer sleep so we are refreshed and awake for what the school day holds for us.

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