Originally Posted by Yachtzee
It's the same thing with school and academics. Some parents want to hold their kids back a grade. Others put their kids in special advanced programs to give them more challenges. Do you have a problem with that? Would you rather all the kids of the same age were put in the same class so that the kids who couldn't keep up with the smart kids had to take their "F"s and deal with it, even if it was only for one class, like Math or Reading? Would that be okay if they still had other classes where they were with kids that weren't that smart?
There's a world of difference between education and playing baseball in a youth league. Most reasonable people would agree to that.
I don't have any problem with a parent that decides they want to hold their
child back or have their
child pushed into advanced classes. But that's totally different than a parent deciding the other
kid should be moved because it isn't fair to their child.
I want to hold my kid back, no prob. I want your kid kicked out of class because he always gets A's and destroys the curve? Assinine.