THE FACT THAT THE AMERICAN PEDIATRIC SOCIETY TOLD AMERICAN SCHOOL SYSTEMS THAT TEENS SHOULD NOT BE UP BEFORE 8:30 AND ONLY 15% OF SCHOOLS LISTENED ANGERS ME SO MUCH
OK guys, fun fact.
Educators have known this for YEARS AND YEARS. Teens and elementary students should have their scheduled flipped. Then kids go straight from home to school with no need for AM daycare (causing less morning chaos for the little ones) and the older ones come in when their brains more werk.
Why has this not changed?
It’s sports. It’s always sports when something nonsensical is going on with school priorities.
But no, seriously, most schools refuse to flip schedules (which wouldn’t even require much change to bus runs!) because if high school started later, there’d be no way to do games/practices without going even later into the night. Because sports are so important amirite.