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Document Number: 6386

Mayhem in the Middle: How Middle Schools Have Failed America And How To Make Them Work - Highlighting the declining academic achievement of U.S. students between the 4th and 8th grades, this paper argues that, "middle schoolism must end." Included are chapters on the history of the middle school concept in the United States and case studies of three K-8 schools. Starting on page 46, the author lists recommendations to improve academic achievement for children in the middle school years. (Cheri Pierson Yecke, Thomas B. Fordham Institute, September 2005)...


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