Kindergarten “Redshirting”

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By Sarah Gonser
Published April 2, 2013, The Motherlode (New York Times)

We “redshirted” our son last year, and I’m so glad we did.

Before anyone jumps down my throat, our decision to delay kindergarten for a year had nothing to do with dreams of a stellar athletic career or gaining an edge as the biggest kid in class. We kept him in private preschool because he wasn’t ready, with his Dec. 29 birthday, to meet the tremendously high standards required of kindergartners today. Read the full story. Read the full story.