I watch morning news. Usually, I watch cable news. Yesterday morning, I flipped to local news and started yelling at the TV. “I knew it! I knew it!” For years, I’ve been telling anyone who would listen what this new research study says.
Essentially it says that our high school kids should not be in school until after 9…closer to 10A.
One more great reason for online learning, isn’t it? I’ve seen tidbits of research about this over the years. The earlier studies didn’t explain just how bad early mornings are for kid health, though. This study is the one that makes you sit up and pay attention…I hope.
We just have to stop building schools for the people who are not the customers. We just have to start understanding that the kids are our customers.
If you don’t agree with me about starting school later for the kids’ learning, know that at least two viable studies show that high schools where students start later have kids in fewer car crashes. How about starting later for their lives?
My rationale for liking this study so much is not totally altruistic. It also indicates that I should only be working about three days per week. LOL. How about that?
How should you be studying or working?
Read this article. Please.
Pam Birtolo, GPA President