What is the deal with middle school education? It seems like the students are just pushed through these grades. Please forgive me for ranting, fussing, etc. But I am beginning to feel like the whole education system is like Enron. Very unfair. I mean is anyone on here going through the same situations? Point #1) The students that deserve to fail, for the most part, are passed anyway. It has been that way in my last decade of teaching. I really don't know how one of the most important institutions can do this. Point #2) When are the parents going to be held accountable? The state that I teach in has a report card for each school. The school is graded. The students get a report card. The teachers get a report card in an indirect manner. It is based on how our students do on the state standardized tests. When are the parents going to get their report card? Point #3) It seems that the students start caring when they reach high school (that is 9th grade where I teach). Shouldn't middle school count more? Maybe our students will do better in all areas if they had to actually "graduate" from middle school. I am 33 years old, and I don't remember it being this way when I was in school. When does this system we know of as education change back to what it once was?