The National Middle School Association has taken a major step toward debunking the myth that middle schools are too soft and lack academic rigor, according to University of Maine Professor Edward Brazee. The research to back up effective middle schools as centers of academic and developmental growth was presented at the National Press Club, along with the announcement of 14 qualities essential to providing the best education for young adolescents.
Hyatt, Kay, "Middle School Leaders Call for Change" (2003). General University of Maine Publications. 1959.
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