Extending School Hours

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They Say, I Say President Obama and the secretary of Education believe that the solution to our falling school system is to extend school hours and take away the “waste of time”, summer vacation. I completely disagree with the idea of extending school hours and school days. This prospect is not taking into account how the students will react to the new regimen. While the idea of more schooling looks nice on paper there are many more variables that need to be considered like attention span, sleep, extra curricular activities, and so on. Not every student’s life revolves simply around academics and education like people in the government seem to think it should. A huge debate between school-goers, teachers and the government has been the starting times of school for years. People are always arguing that a seven hour school day starting at 7 in the morning is too much for a normal teenager because they need at least 8 hours of sleep to function normally and their brain is said not to wake up fully until around 10 in the morning. By adding to…show more content…
It is up to the students to be the best they can be in school, and extending school is not going to change the fact that students are bored by school and think that it is meaningless. In fact, forcing more school would make students dislike it even more than they already do and would most likely discourage them from doing their work in the long run. In my experience as a student, I have not actually come across a person who was genuinely excited to arrive at school the next day to sit in a chair and listen to teachers drone on about whatever subject. Often times these days the teachers do not even enjoy their time at school, which in turn, makes it even less enjoyable for the students. Extending hours will simply make people upset and everyone will just end up dreading next time their alarm goes off to wake up for

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