THE FACT THAT THE AMERICAN PEDIATRIC SOCIETY TOLD AMERICAN SCHOOL SYSTEMS THAT TEENS SHOULD NOT BE UP BEFORE 8:30 AND ONLY 15% OF SCHOOLS LISTENED ANGERS ME SO MUCH
Oh, found a source (not a direct one, but this is probably where OP got the information anyways: http://online.wsj.com/articles/teens-need-later-start-to-school-day-doctors-group-says-1408939263
So, it’s the American Academy of Pediatrics, and they didn’t *tell* schools anything. They published work that essentially says “Hey, people in this age group typically fall asleep AFTER 11pm, and they need anywhere from 8.5 to 9.5 hours of sleep. So, schools that start after 8 or so would probably be a good idea, and we think it might reduce the number of cars accidents and increase how awake students are in classes.”
"Only 15% of schools listened" smh, 15% of schools start at or after 8:30, according to stats from the US Dept of Education. These stats are for the 2011-2012 school year. The AAP just released their information about teenager’s sleep stuff this month. It’s not that 85% of schools "didn’t listen," it’s that THIS INFORMATION WAS RELEASED THIS MONTH.
Yes, the US school system is extremely fucked up, but this is not an instance where you can say “omg some Big Important Group TOLD schools to do this AND NO ONE LISTENED wtf US schools you’re actively trying to destroy humanity”
In conclusion, YOUR DESIRE TO GET NOTES AND SENSATIONALIZE SHIT IS PART OF THE PROBLEM and you should feel bad.