A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from April 19, 2017
“If sleep is so important, then why does school start so early?”

"If sleep is so important, then why does school start so early?” is a jocular one-line school saying that has been printed on many images. Many schools start the day before 9 a.m.

“RT @Jennnye: If sleep is important then why does school start so early?!” was posted on Twitter by Anandya Akira F. on February 22, 2010. “If sleep is important then why does school start so early? #omgthatssotrue” was posted on Twitter by Claudia Sanabria on March 28, 2010, when the saying became popular.


Twitter
Anandya Akira F.
@indyanandya43RcB
RT @Jennnye: If sleep is important then why does school start so early?!
6:46 AM · Feb 22, 2010·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Claudia Sanabria
@OMGthatssotrue
If sleep is important then why does school start so early? #omgthatssotrue
3:18 PM · Mar 28, 2010·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Shar ♡
@sharlenegiselle
RT @omgthatssotrue: if sleep is so important then why does school start so early? #omgthatssotrue
4:51 PM · Mar 28, 2010·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Jayde Jordan‏
@jaydejordan
if sleep is so important then why does school start so early? *-)
4:55 PM - 29 Mar 2010

Twitter
♛ 小龙女‏
@velvetkxtten
sigh, fucking tired. i hate school! =’( if sleep is so important, why does school start so early?
5:52 PM - 4 Apr 2010

Twitter
C‏
@cjbeya
if sleep is so important, why does school start so early?
9:41 AM - 13 Apr 2010

Reddit—AskReddit
Posted by u/melly123 May 3, 2012
Reddit, if sleep is so important, then why does school start so early? 
COMMENTS
gypsywhisperer
Essentially, because it needs to start before parents’ work to make sure parents can drop off kids before they go to work. It’s not worth an extra trip for many people.

Yahoo! Answers
November 15, 2012
If sleep is so important, why does school start so early?

Twitter
Sarcasm‏
@TheFunnyTeens
If sleep is SO important.. Then why does school start so early?
11:23 AM - 8 Mar 2013

Quora
If sleep is so important, then why is school so early in the day?
Ed Sutton, RPSGT since 1987
Answered Feb 20, 2018
Because the concept of starting that early was built by framers of society that were not aware of the medical effects upon children from grade 1 to grade 12. Now that they do, it is too entrenched in the system.

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Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityEducation/Schools • Wednesday, April 19, 2017 • Permalink