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Re: Jr. High vs Middle School- what's the diff?

From: Woody Duncan (wduncan)
Date: Wed Apr 19 2000 - 20:29:58 PDT

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    I don't have time tonight to go into detail. But the major difference is
    that one takes the unique nature of the kid into account and is a more
    friendly nurturing environment. The other is just a younger version of a
    high school with lots of class changes and teachers concerned mostly
    about their special subject area. Some that call them Jr. Highs are more
    like Middle schools that those that use the name, and vice versa.
                                                    Woody in KC

    Jeannie Sandoval wrote:
    > Hi all,
    > Our Gov of GA is hot and heavy with his new Education Reform package.
    > Within the next two years we (supposedly) are switching all our middle
    > schools to a Jr. High format. I do not know the difference. In the bill
    > that passed they are doing away with Technology, Keyboarding, Home Ec, and
    > Foreign Lang and keeping just the fine arts and pe. Now, I have scary
    > images going through my head of my class totals. Somehow my numbers are
    > supposed to go down but can't imagine how when we are losing so many
    > exploratory teachers. I am curious, anyone out there been through something
    > like this and what do I do? Thanks in advance for the advice.
    > jeannie in ga

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