Without switch to standard time, kids go to school in dark

Recently The Herald published an editorial advocating the permanent year-round setting of our clocks one hour ahead of standard time (“Enough with springing forward and falling back,” The Herald, Nov. 8).

It is a fact that in our northern latitude we have noticeably less daylight hours during the winter months, but moving our clocks ahead will not give us more precious sunlight.

It is what it is. With daylight saving time I see kids waiting for the bus or walking to school in the dark. School is normally out during daylight hours whether it be on standard time or daylight saving time.

Also kids have a hard enough time getting up for school during standard time. Moving the clock ahead an hour must make it all the more difficult for them to begin to function.

Lately there seems to be more scientific concern about daylight and nighttime affecting our circadian rhythm.

I would advocate a thorough scientific investigation of this idea before making a decision.

Paul Cavassa Jr.


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