Posted by Don't be amazed on July 21, 2017 at 11:18:15:
In Reply to: Re: Stupid, pointless discussion posted by amazing on July 21, 2017 at 06:22:34:
: : : : : : My son is entering 6th grade. His birth date is early September and he will be turning 12. Half of the incoming classmates entering 6th grade are hold backs and are or will be 13 before December 2017. This means they will be 19 years old as seniors in high school and my son will be 18.
: : : : : : Psychology today would state hold backs are inferior.
: : : : : Half?
: : : : Those are extreme holdbacks. Most 6th graders will turn 12 sometime during the school-year. Not enter the school-year as 12 and turn 13. If your son is a September birthday he is on the older side of things. Young is being 17 when your high school class graduates and turning 18 that summer or fall of freshman college. No one would argue a student turning 18 in September of their senior year is young.
: : : Education is more important!
: : Just because a child repeats a grade, does not mean that student receives LESS education. In fact, the child that repeats a grade often exhibits greater mastery and comprehension of essential subjects that kids who are pushed through due to the artificial construct that all kids learn at the same rate and must "progress" to the next grade simply because of the passage of time (and age) do not experience.
: : And to the first person posting, the fact that a student will be 19 when he or she graduates from high school is meaningless. It's perfectly allowed by CIF rules.
: to the last post, you are stupid. Point is education over basketball.
Yes, education. So tell me, how is repeating a grade somehow an impediment to receiving an effective education?
Do you believe all children should be promoted each year to a new grade-level just because they are a year older, or because they have exhibited mastery (and thus competency) in subjects?
If a student spends MORE TIME studying and learning the curriculum, and thus spends one more year in high middle school, how is that a bad thing?
Yes, education is the point.
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