7th grade. What a strange time for a young boy. I had moved up from elementary and so now I was in middle school. I thought that, you know, it will be the same ole thing.
Not that long ago, I sat down to lunch with the CEO of our company and a prominent attorney in Mississippi who provides legal counsel for almost every school district in the state.
During my years as a high school teacher, I reasoned that students at that age should take responsibility for their own education. That is to say, independent of their parents. Like many things over the years, my ideas have evolved.