If you want to see what the Walking Dead looks like "Jersey" style, just go to any New Jersey High School around 7:30 in the morning. A study commissioned by Governor Christie in 2015 says that even though the students would benefit, it isn't worth shifting the schedules.

I say if it puts the students in the best possible position to succeed, than it's incumbent of the state of New Jersey which collects so many of our tax dollars for schools, to do so, regardless of the inconvenience. There are about 9% of New Jersey's High Schools and Middle schools that are starting at 8:30 or later and they are making it work.

Not only will teachers tell you but doctors will as well. The American Academy of Pediatrics urged the districts in 2014 to push back start times for both the mental and physical heath of teenagers saying their natural sleep cycles make it difficult for them to fall asleep before 11:00. What else do you need?

As far as the after school activity, kids will perform better at whatever they're doing if they're getting enough sleep. One way to make later start times easier is to eliminate homework, but that's a different subject!

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