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What's Taking So Long?

Is_sleepy_teen_071030_ms Research and common sense shows that later starts are better for student achievement. And the latest to call for later starting times is the NY Times editorial page, which on Friday penned this piece (Are You Up Yet?).  The obstacles are tradition, and adult convenience, though parents, school boards, administrators all say they're serious about improving achievement and helping more kids learn .  Won't we all be sad and a little bit chagrined, if and when, years from now, grownups in charge of schools finally get around to starting high school later? The question then will be, what took so long? 

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So when did you start worshiping the Times editorial board? ;)

On this subject I'm still not convinced (http://www.shermandorn.com/mt/archives/001132.html).

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