Recognizing Education’s Middle School Syndrome

For decades, educational researchers have felt like Cassandra–heralding the symptoms of school dropout, but being ignored. Will this diverse panel of educationalists finally get the word through to school boards and others who clench tightly the education purse strings? It is so much cheaper to educate a child to begin with than to try to remediate; yet I firmly believe that we can still turn around the potential dropout during middle school, despite the fact that many dropouts start planning their exit strategies before the 8th grade.

Click the national education department’s blog link for more.

Recognizing Education’s Middle School Syndrome

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