Students Protest School Start Times

Throughout the past few years there has been an ongoing debate about what time middle and high school students should begin their school day, since many research findings have revealed that teens are extremely sleep deprived. Now, a community of teens is doing more than just talking about the problem. High school students around the New Jersey community of Millburn have distributed a petition and have already gathered 2,500 signatures. These determined students are pushing for legislature to prohibit public school from beginning the school day any earlier than 8 a.m. In order for this petition to stand chance, it must have at least 5,000 signatures. The students say that once they reach the 5,000 signatures they plan to hand deliver the petition to the White House.