BUFFALO, NY - What time should classes begin for high school students? It's a topic that's being discussed around the country and it all started with a tweet from US Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan.
Duncan believes teens should be allowed to sleep more and start school later in the day.
We asked a University at Buffalo Professor about the idea.
He said research does show that teens, because of their internal biological clock, can't really fall asleep much before 11 p.m. and they still need at least 8 hours of sleep.
We also asked Buffalo School Superintendent, Dr. Pamela Brown -- her thoughts on the idea -- she said it's something the district could ultimately explore at some point.
Experts say that it could also be counterproductive if teens decide to stay up even later because they know they don't have to leave for school as early.
They also say some kids don't get home until five or six now, after extracurricular activities, and the later start would bring them home closer to 7:00.