MORE PARENTS HOLDING KIDS BACK IN SCHOOL!!!!!

Submitted Wed, 05/29/2013 - 7:18am by BossFrog

More and more parents are holding their kids back from starting kindergarten to give them an advantage later on.  By delaying their entry to school, these kids wind up being a little older than their fellow students.  The strategy, known as redshirting, is used for a variety of reasons- for instance, to wait until a child is more emotionally mature or to give them a competitive edge in academics or sports.  And some studies have shown that holding kids back a year eventually improves their test scores.  But there are drawbacks too- having students of varying ages can make it difficult for teachers to get through the required material.  As if kindergarten teachers don’t have a hard enough job already!