Doing what’s best for our children

In last week’s “Education Matters” column Marsha Sutton writes, “The research overwhelmingly shows that later start times for high school students unquestionably improves academic achievement and mental outlook while decreasing behavioral problems and delinquency... Until a majority of parents demand that start times be changed so teens can sleep later – and until school board members find the courage to stand up to adults in the system and the sports-obsessed and act on behalf of what’s best for students – this simple approach that would improve student health and increase academic success will never be implemented.”

The entire piece is informative and powerful; something every parent should read. Once again Ms. Sutton manages to shine a bright light directly on a shadow we have allowed our children to live under for far too long.

Kim Perl

Carmel Valley