This needs to stop
Last week’s article about school students needing more sleep is laughable. This same topic has been floating around for some time, usually referencing some hallowed institution for research. These experts never mention the bad habits that they are creating for these kids. Have any of them taken into consideration that not everyone goes to college? Those that don’t most likely won’t be staring work at 8 or 9 in the morning. Anyone who wants to work in the trades or at a shop won’t have a job if they think they are going to start work at that hour. It’s not just blue-collar either. Take a ride to Boston one weekday morning and see how many people are on the road at 5 a.m. The world doesn’t work that way, so don’t give these kids any dumb ideas that could stick with them for a very long time. This liberal nonsense needs to stop, especially if we want the next generation to be competitive. If your kid “can’t” fall asleep, turn out the lights and tell them to close their eyes and rest.