On a neighboring blog–Our Opus–they were talking about a current debate about where sixth graders belong. Some people think that they belong in traditional middle schools (6-8) while others believe they belong in K-8 schools.
They said, "K-8 schools will make younger kids feel more secure and safe."
While this may be true, not every kindergarten may like the idea of starting in a huge school with kids as old as eighth grade. Also, it may feel a bit intimidating to be in such a big school when you’re at an elementary school age. I know that I would be scared to be so small with huge kids around. I think it may even make me not want to go to school.
It’s scary for little kids, but is it fair for the older kids? I know a lot of kids look forward to going to middle and high schools because they can escape younger kids and get older treatment and achievements. Would it be fair to take this away?
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