make school days shorter

make school days shorter

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Rachael Potashnik started this petition to High School of Art and Design

The school days at High School of Art and Design last from 8:35am to 2:20pm. We have a 20 minute break for lunch. This is barely enough time to get food, sit down, eat, relax a little. Heck this is barely enough time to walk the dog. We have about seven classes to focus on, each with individual amounts of work. It’s silly that teachers give out homework, we’re already at home...working. Now I understand that it is hard for teachers, this is a very difficult time and I am sure you have heard that a couple times before, but it’s true. Everybody is struggling, but I ask that you shorten the school days. 


The amount of homework given in each class piles up like crazy. I have tried to calculate how many hours I spend a day on the computer. About 11 and a half hours. 11.5hrs dedicated to school, I don’t end up going to bed until 2am. The stress of school is still lingering over my head and the amount of makeup homework is still not finished. It just keeps coming. I am a junior, I try to create different opportunities for myself, like getting internships. With that, I do not have time to complete the endless amount of pointless homework. I’ve noticed that teachers like using the excuse, “this is on you”. Thank you, honestly thank you so much for the help. Because of the amount of work you give us and the lack of breaks, the lack of time, you seriously take a toll on the youths mental health. We go to an art school, this school is full of creatives that simply do not have the time or energy to explore their brilliant ideas.


We are teenagers already complaining about serious back pain and migraines. You don’t give us time, you don’t give us any breaks. We are sitting hunched over a screen for most of our waking lives. The teachers tell us to go outside and get fresh air, but at this point that is simply hypocritical. How? How are we supposed to keep up with basic human hygiene? How are we supposed to keep up with mental health? Physical health, sleep, eat, etc. Being human. This is not healthy.


So I ask, as well as all your students, please shorten the days. Shorten the classes. We ask that you make the day end at 12pm. For the health of your students. 

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