Does school start too early for your tween or teen?

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No, my kids need to learn how to get up early and be someplace on time.
Votes: 18
No, going earlier means he/she gets home earlier, which I need for sibling child care.
Votes: 2
Yes, my kids have tons of homework, are up late completing it, and need more sleep.
Votes: 44
Yes, and it's been scientifically proven that teenagers need more sleep than younger kids.
Votes: 22

Number of Voters   86
Start Voting   2015-02-09 00:00:00
End Voting   0000-00-00 00:00:00


#2 Ana Mendibles 2011-10-21 15:35
My kids wake up at different times in the morning and it really doesn't matter wait time they wake because I homeschool them so it kind of really works out.
#1 Terra Ziporyn Snider 2011-10-19 01:44
Many school systems--includ ing mine--have been trying to change school start times for years (actually decades, sadly). Every time we get close to changing them, and despite the mounting evidence about teen sleep & body clocks, economic and other logistical realities get in the way. That's why I'm now convinced the only solution is a national mandate requiring that all schools have to start at a time the is safe, healthy, and conducive to learning. As a start, I created a petition on the new We the People website, which is promised a response fromthe White House if it gets 5000 signatures by Nov. 2, 2011. If you want to sign and spread the word, go to http://wh.gov/2qJ.

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