Teenagers aren’t lazy, they just need more sleep.
That’s part of the argument made by Joanna E. Wrede and Vishesh K. Kapur on Friday’s opinion page. In a guest editorial, the two University of Washington doctors assert that teenagers aren’t biologically programmed to be early risers.
Public high schools in Seattle currently start as early as 7:50 a.m., but the district plans to survey parents about start times for the 2014-2015 school year. Meanwhile, the group Start School Later Seattle is pushing for a first bell at 9 or 9:30 a.m.
What do you think? Do local high schools start too early? What’s the best time for class to begin?