December 07, 2005

we want your opinions


The response to last week's question was so big, we are repeating it this week:

The Anne Arundel County school board has scheduled a forum for Dec. 14 on changing the times that the county's high school students begin and end their school day.

Some parents and educators have called for pushing back the 7:17 a.m. starting time, referring to research that teens need more sleep and are less alert in the early-morning hours. But starting high school later could have an impact on middle and elementary schools, and some parents don't want their middle-schoolers staying later. Some high school students and parents like the current schedule and don't want to change it.


Should Anne Arundel County schools push back the starting time for high school students, or otherwise change hours? Tell us what you think at arundel.speakout@baltsun.com by tomorrow. Please keep your response short and include your name, address and daytime phone number. A selection of responses will be published Sunday.

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