UK parliament debating if schools should start at 10am

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Members of Parliament in the United Kingdom are debating whether secondary schools should start at 10:00 instead of 9:00.

It’s all because of an online petition signed by more 179,000 people, which claims “teenagers are too tired due to having to wake up very early to get to school”.

The petition argues: “The government should require secondary schools to start later, which will lead to increased productivity at school.”

Any petition that manages to get more than 100,000 signatures is put before the UK Parliament to be debated.

In response to the petition the Department for Education says it’s up to each individual school to decide when they start and finish, as well as their timetable and length of their school day.

So it looks like the petition might not really make much of a difference.

What do you think? Would you like to start later?

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