Mayhem in the Middle - How middle schools have failed America —and how to make them work.
Is middle-school-ism a good thing or a bad thing? The idea here is that "this philosophy of schooling stressed socialization and downplayed academic rigor".
So why not both? Once, we socialized kids by having them study people of great character: Washington, Jefferson, Teddy Roosevelt, Daniel Boone, Abigail Adams, Joan d' Arc, Elizabeth I, the Saints, Solomon, David.
A great story is a great story!