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But Mom, The Good Stuff Doesn't Even Come On TV Until Eleven

But Mom, The Good Stuff Doesn't Even Come On TV Until Eleven

By Jeff Wagner. CREATED Feb 19, 2014

I freely admit that I don't like having to get up early.  Still, when I was in college and law school, I regularly scheduled early morning classes because I liked being finished early.

The typical high school now starts before 8 a.m.  Some argue that the body clock of a teenager simply isn't "ready for class to begin early in the morning".

My guess is that most adults aren't ready for work to begin early in the morning -  but quickly learn to get over it.  Getting a paycheck every two weeks will do that for you.

Obviously pushing back school start times pushes back the time when students get out.  For example, if school starts an hour later, kids who participate in after school activities will presumably get home an hour later.  A later release time also screws up the schedules of kids who work after school.

Nevertheless, almost everybody likes to stay up later and sleep in longer.  Heck, a lot of the good stuff doesn't even come on television until after 11 p.m. 

During the 1 p.m. hour of Wednesday's radio show, we'll discuss whether high school start times need to be pushed back?  Please feel free to share your thoughts in the Comments section - and be sure to check back later to hear a replay of the segment. 

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Jeff Wagner recently completed his 15th year as a talk show host at 620 WTMJ. Jeff's show, which airs Monday through Friday from noon to 3 p.m., features stories which you might not have heard about elsewhere and emphasizes Jeff's common sense approach to issues.