My daughter is in first grade. When going into first grade, I recommended that she would go into the multiage class. There are first and second grade kids in there. They do a lot together, but split off for their appropriate grade subjects like reading and math. The way it works is my daughter would be in the same class (a husband and wife teach it)for 1st and 2nd grade. Well we were told yesterday that this is the last year for the multiage class. The teachers have been teaching it for 17 years and they were told that they have to stop so they can teach to the new NYS standard tests for each grade level. I am LIVID! There were so many reasons I fought for my daughter to join this class. I don't know what to do. I kind of feel that now I should have my choice for her 2nd grade teacher next year. I will do my best to get her into the best 2nd grade class because these 2 teachers were the best. They both will be teaching 1st grade next year. I wish they would be doing 2nd to finish off the 1st graders that are already in their class but I guess they need extra 1st grade teachers next year because they have a huge kindergarten class this year. I am so mad and don't know what to do. Anyone experience a multiage class and have any advice? I want to go to the principal but I have no clue what to say.