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Docs urge delayed school start times for teens

There are 2 comments on the WCNC-TV Charlotte story from Aug 25, 2014, titled Docs urge delayed school start times for teens. In it, WCNC-TV Charlotte reports that:

Let them sleep in! That's the message from the nation's largest group of pediatricians who, in a new policy statement, say delaying the start of class to 8:30 a.m. or later in middle and high schools is "an Docs urge delayed school start times for teens Let them sleep in! That's the message from the nation's largest group of pediatricians who, in a ... (more)

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Beverly, MA

#1 Aug 25, 2014
Will employers allow parents to come in late to work as well if they have teenagers?
Christie Peters

Richmond, Canada

#2 Aug 26, 2014
I understand that kids need their sleep but what about when they graduate high school and need to enter the work force (which in most careers doesn't start late morning) and are not used to that lifestyle... I think it could be detrimental... if kids can manage to get to bed early wouldn't that be an easier thing to change compared with changing the start times of schools... which could also impact parents who have to leave for work earlier...

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