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California’s new law bans schools from starting before 8am

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  • I was interested to learn while writing this story that early school start times are rooted in the rise of the dual-income household—that is, with both parents heading off to work in the morning, schools adapted their schedules. And yet the end of the school day still comes several hours before the end

    I was interested to learn while writing this story that early school start times are rooted in the rise of the dual-income household—that is, with both parents heading off to work in the morning, schools adapted their schedules. And yet the end of the school day still comes several hours before the end of most workdays, which winds up meaning that women—who still do a disproportionate share of childcare and household work—often wind up seeking part-time work or needing to negotiate special arrangements with their jobs.