American Educational Policy: Punish Children’s Differences? | Reading & Other Learning Disabilities. Recently, Marion Brady offered thought-provoking insights on educational policy that deserve serious consideration, something that many Democrat and Republican politicians are loathe to do.
But wait: Brady is wrong. Retention works. That’s why we do it over and over and over. If a kid fails, the only way to help him is to retain him in grade until he gets it right. Right? That’s what decades of research show.
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