Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
Students walk to school in Midvale Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011.

My high school student and middle school student went to school in the dark this morning. In fact, they have been going in the dark since about the middle of December and will continue to go in the dark until about the middle of January.

Why does this matter? Because the opponents of daylight saving time seem to believe that eliminating it will magically stop kids from going to school in the dark. Whether you love or hate daylight saving time, eliminating it does nothing to solve the problem many individuals and politicians keep pointing to as the reason it is bad.

Daylight saving time or no daylight saving time, kids will still go to school in the dark for some portion of the year. It is related to the rotation of the earth around the sun and the time school starts.

If the problem we are really trying to solve is kids going to school in the dark, maybe we should be petitioning the school districts to start school one hour later. The opponents of daylight saving time should stop using this silly excuse because it simply doesn't make sense.

Angela Roundy

South Jordan