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Skipping Grades
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Skipping Grades

I read something in the paper today about a 10 year-old kid who finished up to grade 8 at a private school, but the public school board will let him start grade 6 at most due to his age. (He'd normally be in grade 5 here.) Their reasoning is that it's better for kids to be with other kids their own age.

But they think an (apparently) bright and studious 10 year-old is going to be better off socially with 11 year-olds than with 14 year-olds?

HAHAHAHAHA.

An 11 year-old might be pretty mean to a 10 year-old, especially if he seems weird. And, honestly, he's probably going to. A 14 year-old isn't going to do anything to a 10 year-old because he's just a little kid to them. And even if one or two people would, most of the other kids (and especially the girls) wouldn't let them get away with it. Hell, if they really care so much, they should skip him to grade 10 or 11 and let him catch up.

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08-21-2010 01:00 AM
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Re: Skipping Grades

If school wasn't a place where everyone was forced into age groups and herded like sheep then the grade he's in wouldn't matter.
08-21-2010 01:02 AM
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psychopath Wrote:If school wasn't a place where everyone was forced into age groups and herded like sheep then the grade he's in wouldn't matter.

This right here.

Schools whole purpose is teaching us to try and slip into society standards and fit into the mold of whats normal while being perfect workers for big business.

Gotta be good citizens now.

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