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« Reply #38: October 16, 2009, 12:12:10 pm »

Honestly I'd rather them fail my  child  if  he/she is not ready  to move to the  next grade rather than worry about  standardized tests and  gov't  B.S. I got a kid in grade  7 that  is doing  grade 5  work, HOW is this any  good for HER?  Would have been better to  keep her back  a year  in grade  5 to finish  out  the work than to push her thru almost  2 grades  now. It's  very frustrating  for a parent  these days  when you ask them to  keep a child  back and  get told  oh no we can't  DO THAT  it's against  our  "No Child Left Behind Policy"  SERIOUSLY ?  If the  child can  not  do that work... leave it  BEHIND  till it CAN do the work. I don't  know  maybe it's  just the  school/ school board I have to  deal with that are  like this but  honestly  I  really think they  need to  revisit  their  policies and  possibly  re write them.

If she wasn't ready, you can hold her back.  I have known parents who have done that when they felt their child wasn't ready for the next grade even though the teacher was going to pass them.
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