Should ninth-graders be moved to the high school level in Lawrence?
Asked at The Merc, 901 Iowa on October 28, 2009
“Absolutely. They will mature faster, I think, and enjoy the benefits of being in high school.”
“Yes, because when the kids reach the ninth-grade level, they need to be in that other environment with the older kids.”
“Yes, I believe that ninth-graders should be at the high school. I’ve lived in many towns with middle schools and they seem very ready to be at that next level.”
“Yes they should; my wife is a junior high educator and she thinks ninth-graders are ready for high school and sixth-graders are ready for middle school.”