Re: “School start time bill discussed” (TNT, 2-3).
If students can’t go to bed early enough to get up in the mornings to go to school, what will they do when they join the work force? “Gee, boss, I like to stay up late, so can I come to work at 9 instead of 8?”
Maybe if they or their parents turned off all the electronic devices, they could go to sleep a little earlier.
As a high school student in Kitsap County in the early 1960s, bedtime was always by 10 p.m. at the latest. The school bus came by at 7:10 a.m., and you’d better be there or else.
If you weren’t sick, I guarantee there was going to be repercussions. Kids would laugh now, but being restricted to the yard for a week or no bicycle for a week was serious business.
How about teaching self-discipline and responsibility for a change?