My son started middle school this year and I'm really disappointed. He tells me that most of what he does is copy notes. The only projects he's had are book reports for reading. For science he has lab only once every two weeks. Other than that, it's just notes. He told me that he finished a project in computers two days ago and, since many of his classmates are still working on it, the teacher told him to "just do whatever" and he's been watching YouTube videos. Where are the research projects? The group work? The fun learning activities? The experiments? (other than lab 2x a month) I've never been vocal, because I know how teachers can turn on kids with troublemaking parents and I never thought it would do any good anyway. I don't even know if I'm justified. Should middle school be primarily sitting in a room reading from a textbook and copying notes? If so, where's the higher level thinking? How are multiple learning styles being addressed? I told him we're going to start doing supplimental work at home. He's really thrilled about it, by the way. But if you were me, would you speak up about it? If so, what would you do?