August 11th, 2010
06:14 PM ET

Sleeping In on School Days?

What would be YOUR ideal start time for an 8-hour school day?
Here's one of the things I'm looking at as the new school year gets going:  a study about what time the morning bell rings - and how that affects YOU.  Students at a school in Rhode Island said they got more sleep and felt better when their school's start time was shifted 30 minutes later - so school started at 8:30 a.m. instead of 8:00.

Now the study left a lot of questions unanswered, but we'd love to hear your opinion:  Would you get more sleep if school started 30 minutes later?  How about an hour later?  And what would be your IDEAL start time for an 8-hour school day?

Carl Azuz, Anchor

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  1. kristen

    i think that schools dont need to start at 7:00 or 7:30 . i just dont get it.
    maybe 8:00 at the most.

    August 12, 2010 at 11:30 am |
  2. olivia

    i think we should start at 9

    August 12, 2010 at 1:01 pm |
  3. olivia

    we should not start at 6 or 7

    August 12, 2010 at 1:02 pm |
  4. D'Randa

    i think if school starts too early cuz our minds arent ready to learn yet

    August 12, 2010 at 1:02 pm |
  5. Emily

    At my school, we start at 8:30 and end at 3:30. I enjoy the fact we start later than some other schools because I feel, the more sleep we get the better we do.

    August 12, 2010 at 1:57 pm |
  6. Aspen

    i think we should start at 7:00 because just like Thomas Edison said,: "early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise." if we get to make up early, that also means we stop early and have more daylight time for are personal stuff.

    August 12, 2010 at 1:57 pm |
  7. chris

    i think we should start school at 7 pm cuz we would get out earlyer

    August 12, 2010 at 3:00 pm |
  8. rodney/elijah

    i think school should start at 7 because we can get out earlier and why do we have school for so long ...

    August 12, 2010 at 5:27 pm |
  9. Savannah

    School's Cool.
    But it would be even cooler later in the morning.!

    August 12, 2010 at 5:28 pm |
  10. Kylie

    Dude , like You can't start too early and 8:30 is Perfect .. (;

    August 12, 2010 at 6:16 pm |
  11. temple

    i think school shond start at 5 30 then it wound end 1 30 that my epen

    August 12, 2010 at 6:17 pm |
  12. maddison

    i would not get much more sleep before school starts but i would be able to go home earlier. Also if you are a soccer player like me getting home earlier makes my life a whole lot easier! I would love to start at seven o'clock!

    August 12, 2010 at 6:18 pm |
  13. Jordan

    In my opinion I think school should only be 6 hours long in one day. I think it should only be that time because you need in hour for 5 classes and a extra class. Why should school be 8 hours long if you need to eat go to your locker or backpack if you are so hugrey. That is why school should only be 6 hours a day. Thank you

    August 12, 2010 at 6:18 pm |
  14. Ngọc

    I think 8am or 9am would be nice. In Vietnam most schools start at 7am and the students easily fall asleep in class 🙁

    August 13, 2010 at 9:05 am |
  15. Dave

    I think school should start at 9:00. Because then most kids can sleep in an hour and then they can eat breakfast which will make them do better in school.

    August 13, 2010 at 10:26 am |
  16. Alex

    eight hours what happend to six!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    August 14, 2010 at 10:12 am |
  17. Sarah

    I like the idea of getting an extra 30 minutes so you have extra time to get a quick bite to eat, or check the morning news (something I always do haha). But who in the world would want to go in at 10am?! You wouldn't get home until 6pm!

    August 15, 2010 at 8:48 pm |
  18. Marissa

    I think that if we get up to early we're not ready for the day. On the other hand its nice to have some time after school to do activties.

    August 16, 2010 at 5:58 pm |
  19. Adele

    I already start at 8:30, 9:00 would be perfect!
    because then you have your morning time and you don't have to hurry up for school.

    August 17, 2010 at 4:45 am |
  20. Jackson

    I agree with Sarah, whoever she is. Getting up and going to school at 10:00 is ridiculous! School is totally fine with starting around eight-thirty. And even 8:30 sounds a bit late! I totally disagree with the idea of not being ready to learn. even if you're a bit drowsy in the morning, you're not going to stay that way the entire day.

    August 17, 2010 at 8:04 am |
  21. Abby

    7:00. If you don't like it go to bed early. We get out in time for the afternoon, plus schools could do what my school does and once a month let us out a 11:30. The kids go into town and buy lunch. If we start school later, what would we do with the time in the morning? Sleep! But if we end earlier, we'd spend the time with friends, doing home work, etc. I doesn't sound great, but it's good in the way homework is. School is about preparing us for the future, and hours are a good way to.

    This is in response to the football segments on the show of Tuesday, 8/17. Sooners rock! Beat Texas Longhorns! And know you've got fans in MA.

    August 17, 2010 at 11:04 am |
  22. Jamie

    my ideal start time would be 10am and end at 4:30pm just to get an extra 1hrs sleep that would be awesome

    August 17, 2010 at 11:20 am |
  23. Jamie

    I think 9am start time is ideal as it prepare youngsters for the world of work as most people start at 9am so it helps to go to school at that time

    August 17, 2010 at 11:21 am |
  24. william

    it should never start

    August 17, 2010 at 11:56 am |


    August 17, 2010 at 11:58 am |
  26. De'Montey

    I would like to sleep in late till 8:00 because some people go to sleep late and would need some rest. another reason is so that u could have anough time to get dressed, ready, and clean up and eat=breakfast

    August 17, 2010 at 12:01 pm |
  27. Demi

    I think school should start around 9. People will then have enough time to wake up and will be ready to learn.

    August 17, 2010 at 12:02 pm |
  28. Mr. Johnsons Class

    Dr. Azuz...Can I call you Doctor?
    Anyways, we decided school should start at 10am and last til 5pm. Our reasons are kids could sleep in longer, eat a better breakfast so that they could be more awake, engaged, and focused during class.
    Sincerely, from the people that laugh at your puns... Mr. Johnson's class
    Thanks Doc!

    August 17, 2010 at 1:28 pm |
  29. Anonymous

    I think we should be able to sleep in because when we get up at 7 in the morning our brain is not ready to learn yet. And if we go to school at 10 we can have more time to make sure we have all our materials and eat and be ready to learn. And we wont sleep as much in class.

    August 17, 2010 at 2:55 pm |
  30. Josh

    We need our sleep so why chan't school start at 10?

    August 17, 2010 at 4:53 pm |
  31. Kendy

    I think 8:30 is best. Simply put you get more sleep and get out early enough. You have to take in consideration that teenagers will go to sleep later just because school starts later, which starts the whole cycle again. Also there has to be time for sports after school.

    August 17, 2010 at 5:57 pm |
  32. Cassie

    8:30 might give a more to sleep and it would be nice to sleep more!

    August 17, 2010 at 6:25 pm |
  33. Celestine

    I voted for 8:30 too... For an 8-hour school day, 10:00 is really too late, nobody will have the courage to do homework at 6:00 pm (i won't) and beggining classes at 7:00 means sleep and don't-get-any-word-the-teacher-say ... 8;30 is just perfect. I'm just giving an opinion here i really don't know how is the system wherever you are, I'm French, and here, you can begin classes at 8:00 am as you can begin them at 2:00 pm the day after...

    August 17, 2010 at 7:07 pm |
  34. Cady

    I think my school should start at ten. Because I like to go bed later so I would be able to sleep later. Ever if i go to bed early I still have to wake up at six and I have to MAKE myself get up. Then the late bell rings at 7:45. So it's not alot of time for people to get up, get ready, and at least try to get functional so we can pay attention in class.

    August 17, 2010 at 7:38 pm |
  35. Rebekah

    I had a Tough summer and I woke up late every day, so I think school should start at 9:00-10:00.

    August 17, 2010 at 9:51 pm |
  36. montana

    i think we should go in at 9:00 so we can havetime to get ready for school and we would be more a wake in the morning.

    August 17, 2010 at 10:21 pm |
  37. Cheong

    It's not bad for students to go to school late. In most cases, the lack of sleep causes students to be irritated, unpleasant. Why do they go to school? Of course, for education. I believe education should work for their wellbeing as long as it doesn't hurt their intellectual development and physical growth. They, I think, can complete their lost time, 30 minutes, by studying or exercising in the afternoon or weekends. So we don't have to worry about the time. Time is an artificial device, existing and being made for our convenience.

    August 18, 2010 at 5:50 am |
  38. Cecilia

    i think 8:30 is a good time too start school because its a good time to get dressed and get too school

    August 18, 2010 at 10:51 am |
  39. Anonymous

    Our school starts at 8:55, which I think is ideal, because you get a good amount of sleep, and you can get home at a semi-reasonable time...

    August 18, 2010 at 2:31 pm |
  40. noah

    I feel school should start at 8:30 not at 7:00. In elementary school school started at 8:30 and I don't see why we can't too.

    August 18, 2010 at 3:32 pm |
  41. Alice

    I think we should start at 8:00, i would say 8:30 but i know all the middle and high school bus drivers drive for elementary too and it would be hard to get more bus drivers for 8:30. A lot of kids i know think we should start at 10:00 but i disagree, we would have to be at school till almost 5:00!

    August 18, 2010 at 5:45 pm |
  42. Raini

    I am in middle school now, so I have adjusted well to the whole "going to bed and getting up early" routine, yet by the end of the day, I am exhausted, hungry, and tired! If we had just 30 minutes more of sleep, or if kids got lucky, an hour, we could survive the day being completely awake and focus on our studies.I definitely vote yes on getting more sleep.

    August 18, 2010 at 5:55 pm |
  43. cole

    the later we start school the later we get out and i think we get out to late when we get home we dont have much time to hang out with friends or get are home work done

    August 18, 2010 at 6:23 pm |
  44. Matthew

    At my school, we start at 8:40 and get out at 2:50... I dont see why we should go later in the day. This would only cut the budget more since the school has to run the AC or heater during the middle of the day. It's also good that we all start at different times. If every school started at 8:00 sharp, there wouldn't be enough buses to go around!

    August 18, 2010 at 7:20 pm |
  45. amber

    as much as people deserve their rights you shouldn't build the mosque by ground zero there are bad enough memories and besides it's like writing a thank you note to someone you don't like so don't build a mosque near ground zero.

    August 18, 2010 at 8:26 pm |
  46. Lauren

    My school starts at 7:30, but the bus comes at 7:15. So its kind of hard to wake up at 6 in the morning, and if I sleep in I'll be late for the bus and for school. Elementary School starts at 9:00. I really think that middle school should be ajousted just a little so we get a couple more precious minutes of sleep. Even I have that plroblem alot.

    August 18, 2010 at 9:45 pm |
  47. Kang

    I think we should go in at 12:00. We always want to sleep more. We can study more and don't feel tired.

    August 18, 2010 at 9:49 pm |
  48. rachelyn

    I dont really care that we have to get up at 7:00 in the morning.

    August 19, 2010 at 2:30 pm |
  49. rachelyn

    I dont really care that we have to get up at 7:00 in the morning.some times it s better if you get up early because you will get out early ! 🙂

    August 19, 2010 at 2:32 pm |
  50. justin

    10 o'clock baby! i want more SLEEP!

    August 19, 2010 at 2:56 pm |
  51. Eunah

    In Korea, students go to school at 8:30 and start at 9. For 30 mins, we have the time with our teacher and I think it's quite okay cause many students including me can concentrate well on the class.

    August 19, 2010 at 11:01 pm |
  52. Ms. Johnson's class

    We think school should start at 8:30 so kids would not be as tired as they are and they would be more energized for the day. However, one person thinks that it should be at 7:00!!!

    August 20, 2010 at 9:22 am |
  53. jean

    I 'm a high student ,and take bus to school .08:00am is ok!

    August 20, 2010 at 10:00 am |
  54. Chelsea

    I want to start school at 8am so I can get more sleep. We currently start at 7:30... I could use the extra half hour

    August 20, 2010 at 2:02 pm |
  55. Peyton

    I really like my afternoon and I would like to have more time to hang out. I also have a lot of homework so I would like to have longer after noons too. But I don't want to go to school at 7 so I think 8 is a good time for school to start.

    August 20, 2010 at 4:39 pm |
  56. Caroline

    I think schools shouldn't have later start times. This means later end times and school sport practices get out later. This will also just push kids to go to bed later. It sounds good now, but may be annoying in the long run.

    August 20, 2010 at 5:07 pm |
  57. Keri

    I think it should be 8:30 because it gives you time to have a good brekfast and enough time in the after noon to do activities!

    August 20, 2010 at 5:50 pm |
  58. Min

    It depends on when you sleep. You could be sleeping from 10:00 P.M and wake up at 8:00 A.M

    August 20, 2010 at 8:12 pm |
  59. N

    Let's do demonstration for advanced education. that's the solution of sluggish school attending time. for example, schools has to change curriculum like colleage. 8:00A.M. that is so stress to school kids.
    therefore ,10:00A.M. that's the truth to kid's physical and mental health.

    August 21, 2010 at 1:53 am |
  60. Nicole

    8:30. My school ajusted the school start time by 30 minutes last year an I am glad they did.

    August 21, 2010 at 9:22 am |
  61. Dani

    I think the perfect time would be 8:15 -8:30 so that you would get enough sleep and would still have time for stuff after school.

    August 21, 2010 at 10:48 am |
  62. Maritza

    I think that school should start at 9:00 at least so students can sleep in more.

    August 21, 2010 at 12:27 pm |
  63. Jenna

    Schools need to understand the sleep pattern for teenagers. Naturally, teens would stay up until after sunset and sleep until after dawn and also from 1 to 3 pm. Schools are completely ignoring that.

    August 21, 2010 at 6:54 pm |
  64. cyra

    My school already starts at nine and I've never seen any one tired or falling asleep.

    August 21, 2010 at 8:43 pm |
  65. Anonymous

    No Carl you are to innocent man on CNN. No matter what time the school starts it is going to be difficult for the parents to leave there children alone at home if they are under age. Also the ratio of the kids not doing home work and failing the class would be the same. Also kids will definetly go onto social networking sites, text messaging partying. I wish we had this option to come to work late. The school is preparing the kids for work force industry. Iate time will create laziness in the kids. I mean at school if a kid does not answer because it is 7am the teacher may take of points or say nothing. But at work if he is your manager you will be laid off or fired. You know it carl you work and so do I.

    August 22, 2010 at 7:37 am |
  66. Nathan

    8:30 would help, but for middle school, football starts at 6:30am.

    August 22, 2010 at 4:13 pm |
  67. Nathan

    I think school should stay the way it is. If they push classes back, they're not doing their job of PREPARING us for the future. Jobs don't get pushed back because of sleep, so why should school?

    August 22, 2010 at 4:16 pm |
  68. jianming

    I think we should have school earlier in the spring and fall, and go to school later in the winter when its is darker.

    August 22, 2010 at 11:03 pm |
  69. song

    I am in middle shcool now. so I get up at early and check many things in busy morning. I am very tired in morning and so i sleep in my class!
    so i want to change school time for students at 10:00'o clock!

    August 23, 2010 at 10:37 am |
  70. heather

    In one way it is good but the later you go the later you get out.

    August 23, 2010 at 4:00 pm |
  71. Nick

    With todays culture, less people are getting to bed at a decent hour. I go to bed between 9:30 and 10:30, and i find that the next day i am OUT OF IT because i am so tired, but on days that I am late because i slept through my alarm ten to twenty extra minutes (by accident of course), I am able to focus more and I am less tired all day. I think school should start at 8:30, to allow those few, but important, extra minutes.
    Although this is part of the issue, many kids today do not eat a sufficient breakfast, so dont forget to leave out of consideration that this is also a large issue that makes kids more tired and less "in it" at school.

    August 23, 2010 at 5:03 pm |
  72. Hope

    My class...watches CNN student news every morning!
    I love your show! It's like we're adults now.... ahah.
    Well I think we should definately sleep in till 8:30, we only do that on Wednesdays because the teachers have meetings for half hour. But because I have to go to bed early and get up early so I can do my routine! But I AGREE!

    August 23, 2010 at 8:54 pm |
  73. Alex

    Go to sleep early, get up early, and leave school early. Leave time for homework to reduce stress anxiety. "The early bird gets the worm."

    August 24, 2010 at 11:00 am |
  74. Alexa

    I think we should start school at 10:00 am and get out at 3:15. That way we get to sleep in and still see the afternoon. 🙂

    August 24, 2010 at 2:50 pm |
  75. Reilly

    I don't get to sleep in on those days so it doesn't really effect me. 🙂

    August 24, 2010 at 2:55 pm |
  76. katerina

    i think that the school corp. rocks for doing that 🙂

    August 24, 2010 at 2:58 pm |
  77. Kaylah

    I don't think school should start 30 minutes late. My old school in Hawaii, only went to school 4 days a week, and they ALL had to go to summer school. EVERYONE! If we delay the days, that means the teachers won't have enough time to teach their lessons. And if we extend the school days' times, that means the students will be late to either sport practices, right after school, or other school activites, because teachers also have kids in school, and they might not be able to pick them up on time or they will have to be home alone for a while till their parents get home. I don't think school should start later than it already starts! It will just mess everything,

    August 25, 2010 at 5:35 pm |
  78. Cayden

    What about 9:00 am to 5:00 pm?

    August 25, 2010 at 10:47 pm |
  79. Jarrett

    I believe that if schools start later then they end later. If I am like most kids, I like to have more time to do things after school.

    August 27, 2010 at 9:42 am |
  80. Francisco

    What do you think if we students woke up at 8:30 and got off at 3:15 that will give us more sleeping time and less "I DON'T WANT TO GO TO SCHOOL!!!"

    August 27, 2010 at 12:07 pm |
  81. Denise

    I think we need to go to school about 8:30 am so we don't sleep at class time.

    August 27, 2010 at 12:21 pm |
  82. Leslie

    Everyone wants to sleep in but has any one thought about the transportation problems we will having if we push school back. If high & middle school start at 8 then elementary will have to be pushed back to 9 and then there will be traffic gettin to school. By the time high & middle get out of school it will be 4 and elementary wont get out till 5 and then again we have the traffic issue and elemtary kids might not get home till 7 or later. the reason school starts early is so we can get to school and get home without traffic.

    August 27, 2010 at 5:34 pm |
  83. Mathena

    I beilive that we should sleep in until 10:00 and end school aroun 5:20pm. I have talked this over with my classmates in our school, and they think it's a good idea too.

    August 27, 2010 at 8:39 pm |
  84. Trista

    I think school should start at 8:15 am and end at 3:35, about 6 hours of school. We have to have 6 hours so there you go.

    August 27, 2010 at 8:48 pm |
  85. Colton

    Wait I have a better idea! We wake up at 5a.m.,when we get to school we get get free energy drinks and only have to go to school till one p.m.

    August 27, 2010 at 10:16 pm |
  86. Simeone

    My school time is 7 and we have to be in cllass by 720 and most people have to be up at 540 to get dress and then about 20 minutes later u have to catch the bus. Most kids are wanting to go back to sleep. I think they should let school should start a least 3 hours later. Then teachers and students will be fully awake for school

    August 28, 2010 at 10:57 am |
  87. Ashley

    In my country Korea, we start school at 9:00. I think that is enough for getting dressed and having breakfast as long as you wake up at 7:10. And I hope we end at 3:20:)

    August 30, 2010 at 4:41 am |
  88. Brianna

    I think that schools should start later because student are tired and unable to properly learn when their brain is not functioning. But I don't think that school should end too late. High schoolers can have a lot of homework and it would be counter-productive if they stayed up late at night finishing it. So I think that there just needs to be balance. Not too early and not too late.

    August 30, 2010 at 6:03 pm |
  89. Alicia

    My school starts at 9:00 i love it but i think it should start 10:00 becaue i still have to get up at 7:30

    August 30, 2010 at 6:47 pm |
  90. Crystal

    My school starts at 8:30 . I think that is still to early. I say we start school at 9. If you think about it, you dont ever have enough time to get ready in the morning. People have to do a lot of things in the morning. Such as take a shower, get dressed, eat, and then need extra time to get to school on time. I think most kids would agree.

    August 31, 2010 at 12:27 am |
  91. Jessica

    I say 9:00. 8:30 just leaves me tired with no time for breakfast. 30 minutes makes a huge ifference if you ask me. I just feel way too rushed n the mornings and if I get up any earlier, I'll have like 7 hours of sleep or even less! 9:00 is definately the time school should start.

    August 31, 2010 at 5:41 pm |
  92. kwan

    i think that school should begin around 8:30 because an extra number of 30 minutes of sleep could most likely improve any student's grade and hey any student would like an extra 30 minutes of beauty sleep.

    August 31, 2010 at 7:02 pm |
  93. basil;

    I think my ideal school day would be 4 hours only, aha(: of course i need to get my school work in! But Ive been hearing about schools online? I know a few people who do it for high school and college, but i wonder if they do it for middle school?

    September 1, 2010 at 11:21 am |
  94. Alexus

    When it comes to school, I would rather want to sleep a hour later. It helps to get out early and in at a good time

    September 1, 2010 at 11:22 am |
  95. Jazzmin

    My ideal school start time would be 9:00 a.m. You would start the day at 9 and end at 5. It's the same as the typical work day. That way students would be able to get 2 extra hours of sleep, increasing energy and focus levels.

    September 1, 2010 at 11:24 am |
  96. Corrine

    I feel you should go to school at 8 because it gives you time to wake up later and get more beauty sleep.

    September 1, 2010 at 11:24 am |
  97. Quinton

    I say 9:00 or 8:30 would be better because then I would have time for breakfast. 30 minutes should be the time school starts and I hope this can go into affect! Because ill have 1hour of sleep instead of having to get up a 6:45 when I usually don't go to bed till 9:00 – 11:00

    September 1, 2010 at 11:25 am |
  98. annaawhaterrrface

    I think that maybe if we sleep in longer, then when we wake up early in the morning, we won't be cranky. In my observations, when we come to school, everyone is quite tired and trying to sleep. Nobody wants to listen to the teacher while she's giving instructions or directions. Sleeping in until 8:30-9:00 a.m. is better than waking up at either 5 or 6 a.m.

    September 1, 2010 at 11:25 am |
  99. Jonathan

    I think that letting the bell ring at 8:00 a.m. would be better for everyone in their schools because it'll provide more sleep which means better performance in school.

    September 1, 2010 at 11:26 am |
  100. Khana

    I think that we should go to school at 8 so that I can get an extra hour of sleep because I don't go to sleep very early so I'm fairly tired when i come to school

    September 1, 2010 at 11:26 am |
  101. TaNaya

    I think that letting the bell ring at 8:00 a.m. would be better for everyone in their schools because it'll provide more sleep which means better performance in school.

    September 1, 2010 at 11:27 am |
  102. Corrine

    we should get up at 8 because we are moody and need more sleep. The earlier we get up the more attitude you get.

    September 1, 2010 at 11:27 am |
  103. Kelsey

    I think school should start at 8:30 in the morning. My school starts at 7:30. Most kids have a lot to do in the morning, which makes us get up very early to be ready for school. I think that the extra hour would make a huge difference to our school day. We would be more awake and focused because we would have gotten a better sleep, and I think most of us would like school even better if it started later.

    September 1, 2010 at 11:27 am |
  104. lilmike4

    In my opinion, school should start at 8:30 or 9:00 because you have an extra amount of time to sleep so you can stay awake when you are doing your work.

    September 1, 2010 at 11:29 am |
  105. Jessica

    I would prefer that our schools would start at 8:30. But then we would probably get out at 3:30 which is pretty late. I like my sleep but I have extra activities in the afternoon. I need my sleep at night but I need that extra time. Maybe they could make it six hours and start at 8:30 that would be perfect.

    September 1, 2010 at 11:49 am |
  106. Jordan

    I think we should be able to sleep in on school days, but not everyday. We should be allowed to sleep in on Fridays because we had a long week hard week. Like me, i'm involved in an after-school activity. I'm on the football team. We have practice from 2:45 to 5:00. So when I get home, I want to go to sleep, but I can't. So on Friday morning we should not be counted as late if we sleep in in the morning.

    September 1, 2010 at 11:49 am |
  107. Joel

    If school started half an hour later I think it would be very beneficial. The extra time would give students more time to sleep, eat, and get to school on time. It would also give more opportunities t students who need help in the mornings with homework. I know my day would go a heck of a lot better if I got an extra half hour of sleep. Another thing it would boost is awareness during morning classes, if we get more sleep we’re more likely to be aware and not zombie- like during that first period of the day. Yes we might have to stay extra but if we are more aware and focused we will learn and accomplish much more.

    September 1, 2010 at 1:32 pm |
  108. adrian

    i think we should not have school on friday and get more sleep

    September 1, 2010 at 3:06 pm |
  109. adrian

    get less home work and more books

    September 1, 2010 at 3:07 pm |
  110. Austin

    I think that schools should start at 8:oo in the morning and not 30 minutes later because kids should get to bed early that night instead of playing video games or texting. Also if they get a good breakfast they won't be tired in the morning.

    September 1, 2010 at 4:22 pm |
  111. titus

    i say that we shouldnt start so early so we an be wide awake for when we get ready for school,and s we wont be so...tierd

    September 1, 2010 at 9:46 pm |
  112. titus

    we should only have 4 hours of school

    September 1, 2010 at 9:49 pm |
  113. Lauren

    I know that the day is long and middle schoolers and high schoolers have a ton of homework, but I think 10am would be an appropriate time to start the day. If some people happen to be earlybirds (I certainly am not) they can get up whatever time they want and just have some extra time to finish up homework or clean their rooms or something (idk). But my school starts at 9:25, and I don't hink it's right to make kids get up at 7am to catch a 8:30am bus. If I could wake up at 8:30, that would be great!

    September 1, 2010 at 11:12 pm |
  114. Brea

    I think if school were to start maybe an hour or even a half hour later the students would be more awake and ready to go. Not many students are wide eyed before 8 a.m.

    September 2, 2010 at 8:29 pm |
  115. lucas

    I think kids have a right to wake up 30 minutes later for half of the year because if they don't they get extremely tired and will do worse in school because they cant think properley.

    September 3, 2010 at 2:33 pm |
  116. Chad

    I think kids have the right to have 30 minutes more sleep every day because I am always sleepy in school and cant keep my eyes open.

    September 3, 2010 at 2:34 pm |
  117. carl

    I think kids should have the right be able to have thirty to fourty five minutes extra sleep because they could either stay up later and have more fun or sleep more and be getting a whole bunch of sleep that would be so cool. it wont just help kids but also parents to not have to worry about there kids missing school because they won't so tired. thats why i think its a good idea.

    September 3, 2010 at 2:35 pm |
  118. Anonymous

    i think school should start at 9:00am because i get up at 8:00am

    September 3, 2010 at 8:11 pm |
  119. Cheyenne

    Well my school day starts at 8:00 AM. I think that it's a good time to start.

    September 4, 2010 at 7:21 pm |
  120. Maggie

    My school starts at 8:00 in the morning, I wake up at 6 a.m to be ready and prepared for the day!

    September 5, 2010 at 1:41 pm |
  121. Maddi

    I'm undecided on this really. While a later starting time would allow me to sleep a bit better, and perform better in the early school hours, the time lost in starting late will be made up by making school end late. I'm frustrated enough as it is that I'm getting home at three o'clock in the afternoon, an hour later after school ends. I barely have enough time as it is to eat, do my homework, and relax enough to feel somewhat ready for the next day.

    September 7, 2010 at 11:56 pm |
  122. Nick

    30 mins later may not be as affected but an hour latter would, more sleep and school would start around mid-day so students wont be tired then, but their is a down fall to starting school latter, it will have to end latter, which may be beter but everyone is so use to their schuduel that they might as well keep it the same.

    September 8, 2010 at 1:37 pm |
  123. josh

    I think we should change our school time to 9:30 because i am always rushing out the door.school starts at 7:30 and i have to be on the bus at 7:00.

    September 8, 2010 at 4:09 pm |
  124. Daniel

    8:00 a.m. is the best start time. It's the student's resonsibility to get to bed on time. Parents have enough to do already. Besides, this means school will end earlier and there's more spare time to have fun and do homework before the sun sets.

    September 8, 2010 at 7:42 pm |
  125. karleigh

    i think school should start later. it gives students time to get ready in the morning. in the morning kids are tired, thay cant concentrate and if you cant concentrate you cant learn

    September 8, 2010 at 11:53 pm |
  126. riley

    i think the school days should not start until 9:30 or 10:00 because some peoplehave alot of family problems and some poeple might also notunderstan the homework and some kids might have both so they might not go to bed until 11:00 or almost 12:00 so i think the school should think about the familys that are not as lucky as us

    September 9, 2010 at 1:36 pm |
  127. Natasha

    I think that we should keep our school days the way they are now because we are use to the our days the way they are and taht big of a change would be hard to get used to. We would not beable to have after school activities.

    September 9, 2010 at 1:40 pm |
  128. cookie

    I feel like school should start at 8:00 and we get 45 min for lunch that doesnt have to nessicarly be at school so we can socialize and eat at the same time. Then we would get out at 3:30 in the afternoon so we have some daylight hours left to play and just be a kid!

    September 9, 2010 at 9:20 pm |
  129. Giovanni

    I think school should start at 9:00 because students pay more attention at school then waking up at 8:00

    September 10, 2010 at 11:53 am |
  130. autumn

    well if we start to early we would be to tired and if we start to late we would not have time for homework. so i thinnk 830 would be perfect.

    September 10, 2010 at 5:05 pm |
  131. Halo

    we need plenty of time to study and learn. what would this world be like if we knew nothing about the important things in life?

    September 10, 2010 at 9:03 pm |
  132. Atara

    I think that 1 day a week should be a sleep in day. For instance Wednesday since it is on the middle of the week. My school starts at 8:15 so I think we should start school at 9 on Wednesdays. Yes we wouldn't have a few hours but it would be helpful for both teachers and students.

    September 13, 2010 at 4:34 pm |
  133. christian

    I would love to sleep in on school days! i think it would be great so we can get our rwst in for the school week!

    September 13, 2010 at 5:41 pm |
  134. Sammi

    My school starts at 8:15. I think that if they push it to 8:30 then most kids would be happy. The problem i see, is that people in america are talking about getting outside and being active and it makes it harder to be active when you get home from school and you have to do homework and projects. This is because you dont have a chance to get outside during sunlight. My preference would be to start at 7:30, so we can play and hang out with friends when the sun is still out.

    September 14, 2010 at 5:23 pm |
  135. Ariel

    I think school should start at 9:30 in the morning because that way kids can get the full ten hours of sleep they need to grow up and be healthy.

    September 14, 2010 at 6:19 pm |
  136. Breana

    I think it sould start around 8 because we really dont need to start at like 7:55 AM if its almost 8 already

    September 15, 2010 at 1:56 pm |
  137. hunter

    i think it would be cool

    September 16, 2010 at 3:21 pm |
  138. stanly

    i think we shoul star school at 6:00 am

    September 16, 2010 at 3:23 pm |
  139. courtney

    I think 8:30 is the right time because most of us stay up till 9 or 10 most likely even latter doing all the homework they give us I mean wow.

    September 16, 2010 at 4:23 pm |
  140. Briana

    My School Used to Start at 7:30, Now we start at 9:30, personally when we started earlier we were tired, but more focused, and the days felt shorter

    September 16, 2010 at 9:29 pm |
  141. karilyn

    it would be alot better if school were on weekends, so we dont have to go to school for the rest of the week.

    September 17, 2010 at 9:39 am |

    I dont think sleeping on school days are good times to sleep because you cant lern when your teacher is trying to teach.

    September 17, 2010 at 3:01 pm |
  143. Rosalinda

    I thinc sleeping in school is a bad thing because how are you gon to lern.

    September 17, 2010 at 3:06 pm |
  144. Jesus

    I think it is cind of bad that kids are sleping at school because if they are sleping they are never going to learn at school or most inportent math and that is what I think

    September 17, 2010 at 3:06 pm |
  145. Michael

    I think I would sleep in if the school start was moved half an hour later. My school's probably not going to do that, though, because we already start at 8:30 a.m.

    September 18, 2010 at 10:22 am |
  146. Grace

    I think we should start at 9:00, only because we start at 8:20 already.

    September 19, 2010 at 5:11 pm |
  147. lily

    I think school should start early so you have more time to learn

    September 19, 2010 at 9:46 pm |
  148. Teresa Anna

    School should start about 8-8:30...
    I think it's important to have school as long has they have it, but i think if the school day started later. More kids would have a more positive start.

    September 20, 2010 at 12:08 pm |
  149. kyle

    Sleeping in on a school day is bad 🙁 so what if people do it once doesn't mean u can it's okay if it's a accident 🙁 <(')

    September 20, 2010 at 4:02 pm |
  150. Neil

    I think that school should start at 7:00 because then you wont have to stay at school until 4;00 or 5:00

    September 20, 2010 at 7:06 pm |
  151. jordan

    sleeping in on school day's is the greatest idea ever. personally I don't care if I have to stay in school later because I hate getting up early.

    September 21, 2010 at 12:06 pm |
  152. uknown

    I think that it is ridiclous how early I have to get up 6:00 AM!!!! I think that the schools should let us kids get up at at least 9:00 am. It may make the school day longer but i need my rest. If I dont drink a energy drink every morning than I am so tired i have to take a freezing cold shower to sort of wake me up. So basicly my opinon is more SLEEP!

    September 21, 2010 at 12:09 pm |
  153. Jade

    I think that school should start as early as possible so that we can get out earlier and have more time for extra-carricular activities. 7:30 a.m. would be about the perfect time to start class for the day.

    September 21, 2010 at 12:39 pm |
  154. ciara

    i think that if they tmade the lessons more fun it would keep us awake!:)

    September 21, 2010 at 1:46 pm |
  155. Tom?

    If school started at 7:00 there would be done at 3:00. There would be time for extra-curricular activities after school and we wouldn't have to go to school for so many days.

    September 21, 2010 at 3:47 pm |
  156. Lauren

    I think school should start at 10am and end at 3pm. We would have just the core classes, 2 every other day. Like Wednesday math and language arts, thursday science and history, and on and on.

    September 21, 2010 at 7:07 pm |
  157. gabby

    I say the earlier the better. Even though I am not a morning person I still want to get out of school earlier. I go to school at 7:30a.m. which means I get out earlier than if I went to school at 8:30 or 9:00 because then I would get out at 3:00 or 4:00 and no one wants to get out that late and some schools even serve breakfast. So you could get up late and stay at school until dinner time or get up early and hang out with friends in the afternoon. The other plus side of going to school early is you get more time to finish homework.

    September 23, 2010 at 6:00 pm |
  158. Gabriela

    I think that it would be great if school started at 7:30 in the morning because I hate when theres nothing to do and i would rather be at school than at home. I also think that when people sleep in on school days is bad because in school you're learning, and when you grow up and its time to look for a job, and u want to be a succesfull person, you wont be able to because you didn't go to school because you were sleeping in..

    September 24, 2010 at 9:53 am |
  159. jordan

    i think they should be made to go to school at 8. not 8:30 thats like sucking up to the kids. kids need to be in school at a certain time dont give them the better of the dought.

    September 24, 2010 at 10:05 am |
  160. marellyn

    I think kids shouldgo to sleep earlyer in the week. sleeping early helps you stay awake the next day. some kids go to sleep later and wake up early and don't get a lot of sleep.

    September 24, 2010 at 10:14 am |
  161. Lexi

    I think that sleeping during schoool isnt good. But we should have nap time for about a hour. Becasue we dont get enough sleep at home and plus we come in wayyyyyyy to early!!! so we shouldnt be sleeping while the teacher are sleepong but we should be able to at least have 1 hour more to sleep so that we will be focused and doing our classwork.

    September 24, 2010 at 10:16 am |
  162. Graciela

    I think we should sleep in on school days , because some people have sports that dont end till 7:30 ! and then have to get home , shower, do homework , and get ready for bed ! 😀

    September 24, 2010 at 10:16 am |
  163. Miguel

    I think we should have school start at 10:00 in morning and end at 1:00. Now that would be cool because my school ours are way to long. Most of the classes are so boring and make me want to sleep. Or have school one day and no school the other. But hey that is just my hopes and dreams.(=

    September 24, 2010 at 10:20 am |
  164. Ariel

    The school should start 8:30 am. Beacause kids grow up by seeping 10 to 12 hours a day. Somepeople may even sleep during classes.

    September 24, 2010 at 10:22 am |
  165. Ke$ha

    A good time to get to school is 7:25. You can get a good night sleep if you go to bed at the right time, and that's all on you. And you get out of school ealier and can take a nap when you get home,or if you don't go out and play.

    September 24, 2010 at 10:30 am |
  166. Xina

    I think that is a good idea because we are waking up at 6:00 a.m or some girls get ready have to wake up at 5:30a.m thats really early! I mean in the winter the sun isn't even fully out and I'm at the bus stop waiting for the bus.if school started around 8:30am and the bus come at 8 we would be more awake and everything in the mornin we would take in more. cause in the I mostly just day dream not even listen in my first class it's not til my second class that I'm fully awake.

    September 24, 2010 at 1:35 pm |
  167. Avery

    I think school should start at 8 and end at 3. That means we can get sleep and have time after school to do other things we want to do. 8-3, to me, is good school hours.

    September 24, 2010 at 1:47 pm |
  168. Kate

    It wwould be great to sleep in and get some sleep. I wake up at 5:30 a.m. and my bus gets me at 6:45. i think kids should get a good start today.

    September 24, 2010 at 1:49 pm |
  169. renae

    i think we should start at 9-9:30 a.m because that will give us time to get plenty of sleep and not be so rushed in the morning .We would also remember stuff and not have to call home so much for stuff we forgot.

    September 26, 2010 at 3:31 pm |
  170. McKenna

    I think school should start earlier so students can get out earlier and enjoy more of the day!

    September 26, 2010 at 7:38 pm |
  171. cindy

    you should not because you can miss inportant info

    September 30, 2010 at 5:16 pm |
  172. Marellyn

    I think shool should start at 10 am. School should start at 10 am so students and teacher don't have to wake up so early in the mornings.

    October 8, 2010 at 9:38 am |
  173. Grason

    School should definitely start at 8:30. The extra thirty minutes would give you time to either sleep in a little, or take your time to eat breakfast and get a little more wok done without having to rush. This way, kids could be more focused by the time they arrived at school.

    October 12, 2010 at 5:31 pm |