The Sun Never Sets On The British Empire (nor on Grand Rapids)

In principle, I have no problem with year-round schooling. However, I live in an area (west Michigan) where daylight doesn’t surrender easily.

Grand Rapids, Michigan is near the western edge of the Eastern Time zone. This is what 9:15 looks like where I live:

West Michigan Sunset

This is what my 2nd grader sees when he looks out his window at his scheduled bedtime. Note the absence of fireflies.

I hate the idea of  a 7 o’clock wake-up during the lazy, hazy crazy days of summer. I am glad that my son’s current school is off for the summer, and we have flexibility with the start times with his various summer camps he is attending. He gets to stay up just a bit later, thus a chance for the kid to be a kid.

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