A pediatrician agrees with California lawmakers that students don't get enough sleep but stops short of mandating a law to make it so.
California legislators recently passed a law that prohibits public schools from starting before 8:30 in the morning in order to give children more sleep.
Fox News reports that as of 2012 nearly 80 percent of California public schools started before 8:30 a.m.
Dr. Rosemary Stein of the Christian Medical and Dental Association agrees students need more sleep but thinks government intervention is a bad idea.
"We're trying to manage children from a governmental level," she warns, "and whenever we do that, things will backfire."
Too many parents surrender their own responsibilities to government, Stein warns, when they should be involved in their child's lives, including at their local school.