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« Reply #43: October 16, 2009, 01:16:05 pm »

Oh, you're right.  I just assumed American since she mentioned No Child Left Behind.

Sperran

I think that's a local policy at some school boards, even at some particular schools.  It has a different name, but the Americanisms sneak into our ways of thought.

Jubes - my niece was held back a year right from kindergarten, on the basis of not being mature enough for regular school.  Her parents had to give permission for it and they did, in spite of the fact that it put her in the same grade as her little brother for the rest of their schooling.  I think she might have gone to the same school as your guys, but it was a good twenty years ago.

It never bothered her except when her brother would tease her about it.  Later in life/school it was totally insignificant.  My first year at uni two of my house-mates were a 23yr old who had taken a few years off and a 16yr old who had graduated early.

I don't know why some schools are so worried about failing a year being so painful or shameful, especially in elementary school.  If a student needs more time to learn pushing her through will just make her feel inadequate and give up on the whole thing.  The difficulty can snowball each time she gets passed on and gets further behind the curve.

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