Middle School. Am I the only one that finds it completely useless and not helpful towards a majority of teenagers around that age?
First off: Am I the only one that doesn't remember anything from those years? I honestly remember minimal to none from what I learned and I sometimes wonder if the kids that sat next to me feel the same way. Maybe not, but I at least found nothing positive from those three years.
Second off: What is with the grading and allow kids that fail to pass on to High School? Is that teaching those kids responibility? I think not! Yes, maybe it was just my school and I'm typing without knowing how other schools are run but is it fair for the "A" students to be grouped with the "F" students going into Highschool?
Third off: Bullying. A lot of kids receive it around these years and that distracts kids from learning! A lot of teachers seem to not care much though, but then again that could only be the middle school I went too.
I find Highschool and Elementary school very important though, since one preps you for college and life and the other gets you started on respect, the growth of a social life with kids, and learning Math that will be needed in years to come.