Look around your first period class and you will most likely see heavy eyes and half awake faces. At 7:24 in the morning teenagers are normally a little less than 100% as they struggle to wake up and push on through the day... (this task made even more difficult since you can no longer have their cherished Dunkin Donuts in the morning...)
In an effort to combat the sleepy teenager problem, some high schools in Canada are experimenting with later start times... but that means they get out of class much later as well. Claiming that students don't have enough time to sleep, school officials are attempting a plan in which first period starts at 10:00am. The hope is that students will be better rested, more aware, and will retain more of the information. This change is not as dramatic as it may seem to us however... the schools normal opening time was already 9:00am.
Critics of the plan state that it will not help the masses of groggy students claiming that they will simply go to bed even later... thus the problem remains the same... the solution... go to bed!