Redshirting in Kindergarten


Photo Courtesy of U.Va.’s Curry School of Education

If you’re a parent or grandparent with young children, you’ve probably heard about red-shirting – a term borrowed from the world of college sports.  It refers to keeping a child back in school, so he or she will be a little older than classmates and have some academic and social advantages.  Sandy Hausman reports a new study takes a close look at that practice, which concerns some educators.

  1. #1 by jean koon on May 3, 2013 - 10:04 am

    I just listened to Virginia Conversations on WHRO and one of the last callers, Richard, made the comment that teachers have to follow procedures mandated by “the union” to handle discipline problems in the classroom. As a retired Virginia teacher I am compelled to offer this fact. Virginia is a “right to work” state. Virginia teachers do not have to belong to a union, therefore, unions do not determine disciplinary procedures in Virginia public school class rooms.

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