Mirta M. California


What good is our education if we can't even concentrate during it?

Dear Mr. President, 

Please fix our school education. Our school education has many flaws and we don't really focus on them. We tend to focus on other problems in the world, but what good does that do if we can't even fix the doctors or scientists of our future. It all starts with fixing our education. 

First of all, school starts way too early. Teens are different from adults in many ways. The biggest difference is our inner clocks. Our inner clocks make it hard for us to fall asleep before 10:30 or 11:00. Even then we don't sleep because our classes make us stay up till the early morning hours. All this time cuts into our mandatory 9 hours of sleep we need to function at our best. Not getting enough sleep can affect our health badly. It can lead to depression. Drug use. Increased risk of obesity. Do I need to go on? This is a serious issue we need to fix soon.

Another problem is that we get to much homework from each class. Of course we need the work for extra practice, but if it effects our sleep I don't think it's doing much. From personal experience, late at night, I just start putting random answers and don't actually learn or practice anything.  Less homework is important because if we don't get the right mount of hours it will affect our health and our learning skills. I think homework is fine to a certain extent. 

These are just some of the flaws in our education. Please fix this soon.

John Henry Francis Polytechnic High School

Honors English 10 B / Period 3

Sophomore English class in the magnet program of John H. Francis Polytechnic High School in Sun Valley, California.

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