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Psychoanalysis April 26th, 2016 3:38pm

Would you be in favor of primary and secondary schools starting classes an hour later? (Relative to your local school district starting time)

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JHawk3205 MD
04/26/16 4:00 pm

It might smooth out heavier traffic.. But it'd be harder for parents who work to get their kids to school

badattitude no place like home
04/26/16 3:44 pm

The little kids need to go at 7 am. The high school kids need to go after 9. They can't wake up anyway. But our schools here are just the opposite. It's just dumb.

suppressedID That is my secret Cap
04/26/16 11:09 am

Just extend the school day to 9-5 and give the kids a more leisurely pace in which to learn.

Helps working parents, too.

DavidB5356 West Hollywood
04/26/16 10:59 am

Yes. Some schools start at 730 or even earlier. That's ridiculously early for everyone including parents, teachers and the staff involved in making a 730 start time possible.

phen nebraska
04/26/16 10:48 am

No. My kids are in school from 850 to 348. I don't want my kids to be in school from 10-5.

suppressedID That is my secret Cap
04/26/16 11:07 am

You're the exception. Most schools start before 8.

MyRedSkirt Cali
04/26/16 12:03 pm

8:45 is the ideal start time!

04/26/16 9:29 am

Yes- might just be some adjustments to make, like increasing bussing, as you'd be putting student drop off time right around the common 9 am start time.

susanr Colorado
04/26/16 9:17 am

From what I've read, this would be really beneficial to the students, at least biologically. I imagine it could make some scheduling (at both ends of the school day) problematic.

catpillow Florida West Coast
04/26/16 8:53 am

There are two points in favor of doing that. From the recent reports in the media it seems that it would be a lot better for students to start later. Also, it might keep children from having to stand outdoors at the school bus stop on dark mornings. It might create conflicts with parents' work schedules, though.

catpillow Florida West Coast
04/26/16 8:53 am

I went with yes, because when I was in school I hated getting up so early.

suppressedID That is my secret Cap
04/26/16 11:08 am

It already creates conflicts with parents' schedules.