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(Slate)   Teenagers shouldn't be "forced" by parents to wake up for school because they need their sleep, claims columnist who totally isn't a teenager   ( slate.com) divider line
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4334 clicks; posted to Main » on 27 Apr 2013 at 8:42 PM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-04-27 10:09:45 PM  
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2013-04-27 09:50:12 PM  
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Kiwimann: Classes should start at a reasonable time.

7:30 am is not reasonable.

This has been proven over and over and over again. Teenagers simply cannot get going at 7:30 a.m. Endless studies have shown that a) kids do better when classes start around 9 or 10, and b) the only reason we're still stuck on this farm schedule is for the convenience of school schedules and "oh, then they wouldn't have time to do sports in the afternoon and still get all their homework done."

If you can spot what's wrong with the argument for keeping on the 7:30-3 schedule, a cookie for you. There is no good excuse any more.
2013-04-27 09:36:26 PM  
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Hehe. And then there's me, who would have preferred school start at 6a and no summer break.

But for my kids, we'll do homeschool/online, so as long as they put in 8 hours a day, 5 days a week, I don't really care when they sleep, as long as they're healthy.

/planning on raising entrepreneurs. Set your own gorram hours.
2013-04-27 09:18:49 PM  
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OgreMagi: WhoopAssWayne:
//source: wife has doctorate in education, has studied this very thing, and has some opinions, which means I have some opinions.

Has she ever actually taught in a real school?  Because if she has not, then her doctorate and opinion are completely worthless.

Actually, I think that this circadian rythm thing is much better understood by a researcher as opposed to a hands-on teacher. It will involve aggregating and analyzing large amounts of data, not teaching anyone anything. You're being unbearably dick right now.
2013-04-27 09:17:06 PM  
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It's all relative. If they start school later then they would go to bed later thus getting the same amount of sleep. Why don't the parents take the phones, turn of the Xbox and computer and tell the little whiners to STFU and go to bed.Life sucks. get use to doing things you don't want to do.
2013-04-27 08:53:15 PM  
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I was one of those hateful parents that made my kids check in the cell phones/electronics every night at 9:00 pm.  It made for grumpy teens at night, but surprisingly cheerful teens the following day.
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