Mandatory Retention Laws Fail Students

September 2017
NEA Today;Fall2017, Vol. 36 Issue 2, p1
The article offers information on a report from the Education Commission of the States revealing that 16 states in the U.S. have laws that require retention for students not reading at a certain level by the end of third grade. Proponents of the law state that students who failed to pass a reading proficiency test are more likely to struggle through school and adds that the law was created after a similar law from Florida which aims to help students overcome literacy challenges early.


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