Retaining Students Agonizing Decision

He acknowledged his status as a junior was just “a title” because he didn’t have the credits to support it.

However, “if they kept calling me a freshman, I probably would have quit going,” he said. “You just get that much more tired of it.”

Beard and Ramsey have experienced what’s commonly called “social promotion.” They’re also part of a pilot program to help struggling Knox County students that began in January. (Read entire story here: link)

Because the stigma of being held back a year is soooo much worse than the stigma of say… not being able to read? ~PAK


~ by pakeener on April 22, 2008.

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