17 December 2010
No Longer School Days
School should not be lengthened by two hours for the student will be able to receive extra help with their homework. Every day, a lot of teenagers spend six to eight hours in America’s high schools, which is already enough time. Even though school being lengthened would be to help the students it should not happen because it would cause safety issues, interfere with extracurricular activities, and it would be overwhelming.
First of all, school hours shouldn’t be lengthened by two hours because of safety issues. The later it is in the day, the darker it gets especially during the commute. Some students with working parents wouldn’t be able to be picked up in the later day. They would have to take the bus, and they wouldn’t feel comfortable on the bus. They don’t know who they could walk into after they get out the bus which could make them nervous. The main safety issue that would occur is the students are comfortable with getting home in a later time.
The second issue would be that it would interfere with extracurricular activities. Extracurricular activities are usually held after school. If a student takes part in an extracurricular activity, they would have to stay even later. And you can’t solve the problem by cancelling they extra curriculum; students need them since they look good on college applications. The main problem students would have with extracurricular activities from the school day being lengthened would be when they would have to find a way to still participate.
My finale reason of why school days should not be lengthened is because I would become overwhelming .On the school time schedule we have now, students tend to get lazy, tired, and lose focus towards the end of the day. Just image how they would be with an extra two hours. The students would feel over worked and think it’s too much for them to handle, and then drop-out From Sunlen...