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Keep John Green Elementary a K-5 grade level school

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Dear Dublin Unified School District Board of Trustees, Please keep John Green Elementary a K-5 grade level school. Please do not force us, to be the only elementary school in this district and those school districts surrounding us, to send our children to middle school far too soon. Help us advocate for the HEALTH and SAFETY of our CHILDREN. Our children deserve the same wonderful elementary school educational experience and opportunities as all those around them. Let’s really put, “kids first.” Thank-you, Concerned Parents of John Green Elementary School

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Stanford & Duke Universities did a study and found that sixth graders at a middle school scored lower on standardized testing then those of their peers at an elementary school.  They also were exposed to more negative influences and had more disciplinary infractions then those at an elementary school.  These issues seemed to persist through at least the ninth grade.  UC Berkeley concurred with these finding based on their study.
 http://sanford.duke.edu/research/papers/SAN07-01.pdf,

 http://www.dukenews.duke.edu/2007/02/sixth_grade.html

Studies also found that sixth graders at a middle school had less motivation and suffer from lower self-esteem then those of their peers at an elementary setting.  An increase in bullying was also shown.

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