BUZZZZZ…I DON”T WANT TO GET UP!
By Victoria Denham
Throughout the U.S., alarms are waking kids up early for school. Students want to be able to sleep in longer, but really if school started later they would just stay up later and get the same amount of sleep. Students complain about always being tired. Teachers complain saying the early hours affect the way their students are learning, but it’s not the time frame that is the problem. The problem is that students are jumping on that game console as soon as they get home from school, so when the time comes to go to bed they still have not done their homework. Students need to take responsibility for their actions and accept the consequences. I believe that schools shouldn’t change their schedules to match the students’ sleep cycles.
Other students or parents might argue against this and say that the early school schedule is causing them or their child to not get enough sleep. That is true, students do have to get up quite early, but if they go to sleep early enough you will not be tired. Even if schools changed their schedules, students would still have lack of sleep because they would just stay up even longer because they won’t have to be to school as early.
The main reason for believing that schools shouldn’t change their schedules to match students’ sleep cycles is because students will just continue to stay up later because they have a later time to go to school They are not taking responsibility for their actions. Students can get enough sleep if they go to bed earlier; even 10 p.m. is a good eight hours of sleep. As soon as they get home they should be starting to work on homework and not put it off till the things they want to do are done. They are spending WAY too much time on what they want to do rather than what they need to do. If the school schedule was changed it would cause extra curricular activities to go later causing students to get home later and get even less sleep.
The other reason why I believe that schools shouldn’t change their schedules to match students’ sleep schedules is because most parents have to be to work at about eight a.m. That would cause transportation hassles for the schools to have to hire more busses, which would take more money from the school, which would mean they wouldn’t have as much money to put towards students’ education. If more kids were riding the bus that just means you have to get up earlier to get to your bus stop, so it would just be easier to keep school schedules the same.
School schedules are perfectly fine they way they are. If they were to change, it would just cause chaos and problems. Eight a.m. is a good time for school to start. It’s not too early. It just means going to bed at a reasonable time. If students spend their time wisely, then the school schedules shouldn’t be a problem. I believe that schools shouldn’t change their schedules to match students’ sleep cycles.