The American Academy of Pediatrics issued a formal policy statement Monday recommending that schools with teenage students should start no earlier than 8:30 a.m. because chronic sleep loss can cause teens to become overweight or depressed, get in more car accidents, and have a lower quality of life. What do you think?


“But sleepy students are way easier to indoctrinate.”

Ava Marin • Flight Attendant Trainee

“No way. It’s crucial to give teenagers the skills they need to slog through life half-asleep.”

Stan Lazar • Band Poster Designer

“And why do we want teens to be happy, again?”

Jack Kamber • Plant Biologist