Thirty years of research have shown that teenagers’ biology prevents them from getting to sleep much before 11pm, and with most high schools starting classes around 8 am, they are chronically sleep deprived. Experts discuss how students and even the economy would benefit from later start times and the reasons many people and school districts still oppose the change.
- Dr. Wendy Troxel, Senior Behavioral and Social Scientist,
- Psychology, Univ. of Pittsburgh; Dr. Terra Ziporyn
Snider, Executive Director and co-founder, Start School Later organization
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