DST is my alarm clock teling me the burn is right around the corner.
OK, It was started to get kids home from school an hour earlier so they could tend to the business of running a farm. So the put the clocks ahead an hour, they get an extra hour of sunlight to milk cows, fix tractor, whatever... It was easier than having ALL the school districts (usually run by tyrannical school boards (some things never change!) change their class hours. Of course, then we get this huge summer work season (misnamed "summer vacation") so again, kids had more time to help out around the farm. Notice it all ends roughly around the end of the harvest?
Of course, city kids think its an entitlement to go flock off, but a lot of school districts are going to Year Round Schooling because (a) they're not in the country, but in the city or urbs, and (2) not having the necessity to have kids home on the farm helping out, they can get kids used to the idea of slaving away at gtinding endless jobs at an earlier age to be good urbanites.
So riddle me this... WHY does europe ALSO go on DST... but a few weeks off from the states? I mean, unless you're, again, an agrarian, what's the use... and then, if ya gotta do it, why not make it uiform worldwide? Hey, here's an idea...
Abolish it everywhere, and shift schedules instead. But then I'd lose my BRC "alarm clock".