I read a study that children typically do worse with education the earlier they are expected to get up for school. It recommended that kids should start later in the morning around 10AM vs 7AM. Why should schools then start earlier if it works against our kids?
Because it works in favor of the parents. Most parents have to work and most work morning shifts. I was lucky enough to have my mother at home but she still worked from home as a telemarketer and had to start at 9AM. My father left for work at 7AM.
The schedule is made to favor the children and the parents alike. The reason children struggle is down more to a poor sleeping schedule at home. If children have a healthy sleeping schedule, they do better in school.
I would love for this to be the case but I under stand why it isn't. I work from 10AM till 6PM so it wouldn't interfere with my schedule so much plus my wife works from home so for us, it would be better.
I work in the morning so it would not be ideal for me. I think this is the case for 90% of parents out there. If we change for the small percentage of parents who can allow this, you end up screwing over a lot of people.
As others have mentioned, I too work in the morning so if schools started later, it would be a major issue for me and my job. I think they line the times up to match the average working adult's hours.