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Thursday, March 24, 2011

They walk (and, worse, drive) among us: sleep-starved teens

Main health effects of sleep deprivation (See ...Image via WikipediaAmerica has a huge problem with sleep -- as in not enough of it.

We've got a weird puritanical bias against people who get enough sleep, calling them lazy. Worse, we begin bringing kids into the sleep-deprived cult just as soon as possible, ignoring the mounting evidence that all we're doing is wasting everyone's time.

One of the biggest indictments about the quality of public education today is that the schools seem impervious to any research that suggests that changes to the status quo are required. Read this book and be astounded and depressed at how carefully calculated the standard public school model seems to be in ignoring and breaking every single one of these Brain Rules.
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