There are many reasons. Mostly, it’s for convenience. Early start times allow parents to drop their kids off on their way to work. Also, they allow kids to be tutored after school, and athletes to travel to competitions without missing a significant amount of school.
Average number of hours in the school day and average number of days in the school year for public schools, by state: 2007–08StateAverage number of hours in the school dayAverage number of days in the school yearOhio6.61180Oklahoma6.63176Oregon6.57172
Tilt your head up slightly to prevent tears from falling. The tears will collect at the bottom of your eyelids so they don’t run down your face. This can stop the flow of tears and redirect your focus. Pinch yourself on the skin between your thumb and pointer finger — the pain might distract you from crying.