Classroom cheat sheet: Later school start times

Should school start later to cater for 'night owl' teenagers?

This week: Lie-ins for teenagers?

If someone says... “Am I right that there’s actually a petition going around to start the school day later?”

You say... “Yep! No surprise that it was started by a teenager, who suggested schools begin at 10am because ‘pupils are too tired’ (they should try being teacher-tired). But it’s received more than 180,000 signatures and has support from MPs, too.”

If someone says... “Really, the government is taking this seriously?”

You say... "Well...as the petition reached 100,000 signatures, Parliament was obliged to hold a debate. One MP, Daniel Zeichner, ...

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