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

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