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Posted by on Aug 21, 2013 | 2 comments

Poll: School Start Times

Poll: School Start Times

Vote in this week’s Adventist HealthCare & You poll! Make sure to check back later to see the results.

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  • Susan Karpatkin

    It’s time we begin to address the barbaric start time of schools for our teens! As a teacher, I see countless kids sleep through first and second and even third period classes after being up late with homework or getting “buzzed” and not being able to fall sleep. Study after study shows that teens are on a clock that keeps them awake late which makes it nearly impossible for them to wake up at 5:30 or 6:00 which our schools demand. I believe the early wake times and sleep deprivation our teens are currently suffering with, increases all kinds of mental illness like ADHD, depression, and anxiety which we are seeing rise in our teen population. Let’s finally take care of the mental health of our teens so they can get the learning they need to be successful adults!

  • natsnutley

    I hope Montgomery County does what is best for the students, even though there is a lot of pressure to keep starting high school at the same time.