School has either begun or is about to begin for America’s schoolkids. Two recent stories in the news caught my attention: 1) a real backlash in some states against ever-earlier start dates to the school year, and 2) a call in some quarters to quit the middle school model and go back to the K-8 system.
So, please let me know:
1. When does school start and end in your school district? Do you think it’s too early, too late, or OK?
2. Do you think middle schoolers would be better served by the K-8 model? Why or why not?
3. What did you most like and hate about school as a 12-to-15 year old?