I'm sure that my folks never saw an article like this when we were kids. The rules around my house were pretty well established and had to be followed, that's for sure.
Letting teens sleep in could save the US over $9 billion dollars a year. Studies show teenage brains are wired to stay up and wake up late, they need 8 to 10 hours of sleep per night, and that school therefore starts too early. It is estimated that high school classes starting after 8:30 am or later would improve student health, boost graduation rates, raise lifetime earning potential, and lower the risk of fatigue-related car crashes, all of which could potentially contribute at least $83 billion to the US economy within a decade. Source
I really am not sure if I agree with this study or not. I'm sure not going to worry about it at my age though.
Coffee in the kitchen again.