Start times in American schools are reducing the amount of sleep a teenager gets, and are negativity affecting their grades.
Students are losing sleep because of current school times.
My letter explains sleep deprivation and the effects it has on teens all around the world.
Students require more sleep to perform at their maximum academic potential and to complete daily tasks.
Pushed back school start times will improve academic performance and improve student health.
Do teenagers really get enough sleep? No. Does sleep deprivation have effects on school performance? Yes. Can we stop it? Yes
The average start time for public schools in the U.S. is 8:03 am, too early for students to properly learn.
Kids need more sleep and school needs to start later so kids can get that sleep
School start times need to be pushed back because of students' circadian rhythms and to increase productivity.
Teens don't get enough sleep, and it is proven. Starting school later in the morning is a small change that will make a big difference.
Teens aren't getting enough sleep, and we need to change our school start times to remedy this deprivation.
Too much education can take time away from other things