Thursday, May 30, 2013

NYT: Delay Kindergarten At Your Child's Peril

In the US, one in 11 kindergarteners have been held back a year compared with when they should have begun school. In today's* the New York Times, Sandra and I have an article on this practice, called redshirting, and the fact that it brings very little lasting benefit for a child.

If you are interested in the science behind our article, see here (Word document) and here (PDF)Update: in addition, all the literature references are available as PDFs in this ZIP file.

*Parents are making decisions on fall enrollments, so we've moved this to the top of the page. -Sam Wang