Can you fail a grade in Elementary school?

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Can you fail a grade in Elementary school?

Post by Calavera » Sun Apr 12, 2020 3:55 pm

I just read a comment from someone saying they almost failed the 3rd grade back in the day. It made me remember those kids who did fail a grade and when you'd give them the ole' business about it they would say "I didn't fail! My parents held me back!" I was wondering could the school force a kid to repeat an elementary school grade without the parents consent? I was never in that situation so I don't know but my guess is if the kid was doing poorly the teacher would call that parent in and recommend they repeat the grade. If the parents said "nah fuck that noise" then I'm guessing they would just pass the kid one?

Just a random thing I was thinking about!
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Re: Can you fail a grade in Elementary school?

Post by OrangeRibbon » Sun Apr 12, 2020 11:06 pm

Calavera wrote:
Sun Apr 12, 2020 3:55 pm
I just read a comment from someone saying they almost failed the 3rd grade back in the day. It made me remember those kids who did fail a grade and when you'd give them the ole' business about it they would say "I didn't fail! My parents held me back!" I was wondering could the school force a kid to repeat an elementary school grade without the parents consent? I was never in that situation so I don't know but my guess is if the kid was doing poorly the teacher would call that parent in and recommend they repeat the grade. If the parents said "nah fuck that noise" then I'm guessing they would just pass the kid one?

Just a random thing I was thinking about!
Yeah they can, or at least they could in the 90s and 00s. I have dyslexia and failed Kindergarten. I almost couldn't graduate High School because of it. NJ has a strict age limit for schools, and I turned 19 about two months before graduation.

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Re: Can you fail a grade in Elementary school?

Post by Bandit » Mon Apr 13, 2020 12:03 am

The only choice a parent gets is whether to make the kid go to summer school classes or repeat the grade in the Fall. The parent has no influence on whether the kid has passing grades or not.

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