This article talks about how an extended school day would be used for standardized testing. It states that the kids are already exhausted by the end of the say and making it longer would do the opposite effect that administrators hope for. They would become tired and not work as hard, therefore affecting their academic performance. Also, a longer school day would cost a lot more per student and a lot of districts cannot afford that. This article has a negative bias towards school start time and does not want it to be delayed or extended. However, it is a good source because it gives good evidence about how it tires out kids.
This article talks about the negative side to delaying school start time. Yes, delaying the start time by a half hour or hour could benefit the heath of students, but there is also many cons. For one, students will probably stay up later knowing they have an extra hour to sleep in. Many kids also do not want to have to stay later, due to extracurriculars. This could affect the time they need to do homework, and they would still end up going to sleep too late. This article has a negative bias towards school start being delayed. However, it is still good source because there is lots of evidence about why students themselves don't want a later start time.
This article talks about different studies on teens and sleep. It shows how even a mere 30 minutes more of sleep makes a huge difference in their everyday school lives. It also talks about how people both students and adults, try to address the situation but usually end up not helping at all. For example, many kids turn to coffee which actually affects brain development. This article has a positive bias towards school start time being delayed. However, it is still a good article to use because it has lots of evidence and studies about how more sleep helps teens.
This article talks about how kids never get enough sleep and the things that contribute to that problem. This includes crazy schedules and even parents. The problem just gets worse when school starts up and they need to fit everything into a small amount of time. It also shows the number of hours kids need to sleep according to their age. This article has a positive bias towards school start times being delayed. However, it is a good article to use because there is evidence explaining why students need more sleep and how it affects them.
This article has many statistics on how sleep affects teenagers, positively or negatively depending on the amount they get. Teens that get more sleep tend to do better academically, physically, mentally, and socially compared to teens with less sleep. This article elaborates on those facts. This article has a positive bias towards school start time being delayed. It is still a good article to use because it has lots of evidence from studies on how more sleep helps students in many ways.