Persuasive Essay Sample:
School’s Out! Or at least it should be!
Do you sometimes feel like you see your teachers more than your friends and family? Do you
wish you just have more time to yourself? Do you have personal goals that you can’t ever get to because
you’re in school all day? I say we shorten the school week from five to three days. Kids need more time
to rest and relieve stress. They also need more time with family and friends. A three-day week would be
a positive change from an academic, social and emotional standpoint.
One reason I think we need a shorter school week is the rising stress levels among kids. We
currently spend over half our waking lives in school and this leads to stress. Stress can cause illness, and
many kids suffer from anxiety-related stomachaches and headaches. These illnesses make it difficult for
students to make the most of their class time because they are not feeling well. Stress also leads to
fatigue, and tired students cannot con