What is one thing that you could change about your school? That is a question I wish you would’ve asked. My answer to this question is not the amount of workload given or even better cafeteria food. I would simply say that I would change the fact there’s too much focus on the so-called “problem children” and all of the other students are affected by it. I’m a student at Fairfield Middle School located which is located in an urban setting and a majority of the students are African American. I’m also in the International Baccalaureate program there and our program is a lot different than one in a suburban area school like Moody Middle School. The IB program at Moody is said to be more challenging than the one at Fairfield. It seems like they’re “dumbing it down” in a way as if we can’t handle the true rigor of IB. There are also a lot of security issues which causes them to restrict our freedom, therefore, limiting our creativity. When creativity is limited, we’re forced to think more inside the box. We’ve had to give up so many incentives and rewards only because a handful of students refuse to follow the rules. At one point our administrator even threatened to cancel our 8th-grade dance because we “didn’t deserve it”. We then noticed that it was all because of the same people who do the same things. The teachers and administrators at my school are so focused on disciplining the those few rather than making sure everyone else is in a proper learning environment. It’s not fair for the students who work hard to be stripped of what they’ve earned.