By Cody Fenwick
Waking up early in the morning can be difficult for anyone. For teens who are soon returning to the routine of school, however, it can be brutal.
That’s why many education advocates and adolescent psychologists say our school start times need to change. As much as we want to encourage students to have grit, our forcing them to sit at a desk at 7:30 a.m. or earlier has a much worse impact on their academics, emotional well-being, and safety than is often acknowledged, they say.