449: Middle School

449: Middle School

Oct 28, 2011

This week, at the suggestion of a 14-year-old listener, we bring you stories from the awkward, confusing, hormonally charged world of middle school. Including a teacher who transforms peer pressure into a force for good, and reports from the frontlines of the middle school dance.

(Pictured: 7th graders at a costume dance, dressed as chararacters from The Outsiders.)

  • When Domingo Martinez was growing up in a Mexican-American family in Texas, Domingo's two middle school aged sisters found a unique way of coping with feelings of inferiority. This story comes from Martinez's memoir The Boy Kings of Texas. (11 1/2 minutes)EducationRaceTeenagers

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7th graders at the middle school costume dance...dressed as chararacters from The Outsiders, which they were reading in school. (Beacon Middle School; Lewes, Delware)

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