February 24, 2006

A compromise: Don't punish sleepers unless they snore

Parents: "Start the school day later!"
Schools: "Make your kids go to bed earlier the night before!"

The debate rages on:

The much debated idea of later start times for valley high schools will be tossed around again. The Clark County School Board is holding a special public meeting on the issue Tuesday, Feb. 23.

Armed with the latest research on how sleep-deprived teens don't do well in school, some parents will call upon the school board once again to push back the start times for high schools. But there are plenty of teachers, parents and even students who don't think the benefits of an extra hour of sleep will outweigh the costs.

Posted by kswygert at February 24, 2006 07:38 AM