About this blog Subscribe to this blog

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? 


TrackBack URL for this entry:

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference What's Taking So Long?:


Permalink URL for this entry:


Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

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).

The comments to this entry are closed.

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in This Week In Education are strictly those of the author and do not reflect the opinions or endorsement of Scholastic, Inc.