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  • Time for other things?

    For example my school starts at 7:35 in the morning and ends at 3:45 in the evening. That's 7 hours and 10 minutes of sitting down in 9 different classes where I could be outside and getting some exercise. So for now on schools need to have like a class a day.!!!!!!!!!

  • school hours should be short

    Students have a limited amount of power in school, which is one of the main reasons for cutting classes. Students feel as though schools try to contain them and that they are not able to be themselves. They are forced to sit in a chair for a certain amount of time and to quietly complete assignments.

  • Teachers Need a Longer Break.

    Teachers do not deserve to be at school early, then teaching children for seven hours, then having to stay late to mark the children's work, to then drive home to make dinner and eat, but then by the time they have finished, it would be fairly late, so teachers would need to go straight to bed and watch TV. Teachers deserve a longer break. If school hours were shorter, teachers would be able to do all of the above in seven hours! Teachers need a break, I should know, I am one.

  • School should have shorter!

    Adolescents today face a widespread chronic health problem: sleep deprivation. Statistics show that students should be getting 8 1/2 to 9 1/2 hours of sleep each night. Many cases of sleep deprivation happen when children hit high school. Sleep is vital to your well-being, as important as the air you breathe, the water you drink and the food you eat. It can even help you to eat better and manage the stress of being a teen. Not getting enough sleep or having sleep difficulties can limit your ability to learn, listen, concentrate and solve problems. The roots of the problem include poor teen sleep habits that do not allow for enough hours of quality sleep; hectic schedules with afterschool activities and jobs, homework hours and family obligations; and a clash between societal demands, such as early school start times, and biological changes that put most teens on a later sleep-wake clock. As a result, when it is time to wake up for school, the adolescent’s body says it is still the middle of the night, and he or she has had too little sleep to feel rested and alert. Therefore schools have decided to change their school times and their start time is now at least at 8:30.
    In my opinion, as a senior in high school, I would prefer that school started later in the day yet still ended at the same time. This would allow the extra time to sleep yet still enough time for the classes and after school activities. Students are in school about seven hours a day. After school, many of these students participate in extra-curricular activities, such as sports, clubs, theater or volunteering. Although academic work is vital, these extra-curricular activities are also significant for students. In fact, most colleges require a wide variety of activities for incoming freshman students. But these important activities are often squeezed out by time in school and with homework. The educational system should focus on forming well-founded persons, but students are instead focusing primarily on intellectual pursuits. Less time in school could allow students the freedom to discover other interests that are fulfilling and stimulating.

  • School should be shorter!

    There are some schools in the uk which start at 8:15 and finish at 5:00!!!!!!!!!!! This is way too long for the children and can be very tiring
    plus if u finish at 5 o'clock in the winter it gets dark and that's not safe for children who are walking home.

  • School is too long

    I think students are suffering hugely from the amount of hours they have to go to school for each day. I think it's effecting their concentration in the later lessons as a lot of people can't keep concentrated and focused for 7 hours every day therefore school hours should be shorter

  • Students could focus on other activities.

    Students are in school about seven hours a day. After school, many of these students participate in extra-curricular activities, such as sports, clubs, theater or volunteering. Although academic work is vital, these extra-curricular activities are also significant for students because they teach responsibility and teamwork. In fact, most colleges require a wide variety of activities for incoming freshman students. But these important activities are often squeezed out by time in school and with homework. The educational system should focus on forming well-founded persons, but students are instead focusing primarily on intellectual pursuits. Less time in school could allow students the freedom to discover other interests that are fulfilling and stimulating.

  • 4 hours is plenty!!!!!!

    7 hours a day is an unnecessary amount of time to spend in school each day. As a student I spend a good half of the day sitting around doing nothing. If school were 4 hours long I would get all of my work done without wasting any time, I would be more motivated to go to school, I would get more sleep, and I would have more time to invest towards exercise, a job, maybe even studying something I want to learn more about.

  • It would lead to more success so yes.

    School takes 6-8 hours a day in America while Finland may have 5 hours a day from the source I used. America will take about half an hour out of the day for lunch. Finland is said to take 75 minutes out of that day which is already an hour shorter than the range of American schools. They are always outperforming us despite this, I don't think longer days would really benefit the students or the teachers having to take care of the kids for longer and ending up more tired.
    If it was a shorter day then they could also go to school later allowing teens to get the amount of sleep they need. Studies have shown that it's very difficult for a teen to fall asleep before 11 pm disregarding whatever time they go to bed. Because of this they end up sleep deprived and losing focus at school. Shorter school days would allow them to actually get the sleep they need and start later while still being able to have some other activities after.

  • Please end school quicker

    OMG I need to tell you HOW BORING SCHOOL CAN BE. It's not the I don't get the school work. It's just that there's too much, and I miss my mommy. So please make the school hours shorter. It's 7 hours right now but can anyone minimize it to like maybe 4 hours a day?

  • No, school hours should not be shorter.

    In my opinion, a shorter day would not allow enough time to carry on effective teaching techniques and a well rounded curriculum.
    I see my children coming home from school every day full of new knowledge and very excited about learning. There are no signs that the day was too long for them.
    Furthermore, if schools ended earlier it would cost a lot to working families in terms of after-school care for the children.

  • Do not shorten school hours

    No, I do not think school hours should be shorter. Many schools such as my child's can't even get everything in in the time they are at school. They only get art and music once a week and PE 2 times a week. There should be more instructional time for kids and less time spent on homework.

  • School is important

    School is the basis for learning to reach better goals in life. I understand why people don't care for it, but thats only because they don't take the time to even try to enjoy it. I'm not saying that school is the best thing since sliced bread, what I'm saying is school is important to carry out your future. It isn't always fun, but I'm glad that I'm in school and don't really understand why everyone hates it to such a degree as they do.

  • No.

    I think that shortening school hours would be rather difficult, since so many people rely on it as a "day-care" for their kids.
    Also, school is less about a place to learn about history, or math, or science, but mostly to help a child experience a number of different subjects and activities to help them grow. Unless some sort of independent study program was initiated, shorter school hours wouldn't work.

  • Longer days are good.

    For older children I believe this will help them get in to a working life routine. Although I do not think they should do a 9 hour day and then have homework - if they are at school this long it should be plenty of time to get all the education they need. Plus it would make life easier for working parents.

  • Why longer hours in school?

    We do not need more hours of school. We already spend 1/4 in school. We need are own quality time at home or with your family. We cant just spend are whole day at school when you can be doing your own thing like sports. This is why I think school should be shorter.

  • If school was shorter, that means shorter knowledge and education. I mean, I know school can be tough but it gets you prepared for life.

    Imagine if school was one hour a day, that means that we couldn't get the full education we need and we might turn out not as educated as y we have to be. That is why I disagree that school should be shorter. Thank you for reading.

    P.S. You wouldn't be able to read without school.

  • School to work

    I can't all ways pick my kids up from work .I think shorten schools hours just doesnt make sense to me.My friends are telling me that shorten hours will not help kids learn . My son loves school and shorten hours will not be happy about the day .I love my and want the best for them

  • NO!There shouldn't be that much of school time

    You will not have enough time to learn as much stuff in school.You can't socialize a lot with others and make new friends.At school you still get brakes like morning recess and lunch,while having brakes like summer brake and winter brake ect.That's how you make memories and learn from your mistakes with others

  • No shorter days

    School is where you meet your friends and play with them at recesses and you learn how to do stuff but if school was shorter you wouldn't meet as many friends and get to know them and you learn less where you'll actually need more school than now and if you want a great paying job you'll have to learn French or know stuff not playing video games or playing soccer during school time that what recesses are for so that's why we shall have a long but not too long school day a 6 hr. School day with a total 1hr and a half of recesses 40 min. Each recess and 20 mins. To eat with some fun periods and more learning periods as well like an hour to forty minutes of French and the same for other subjects. As much as shorter time would be nice it would make things worst without at least 6 hours of school a day you would probably not even know how to learn the rules of a sport the controls to a game or even how to talk. We need around probably more time like 6 hours and 40 minutes.


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