Reatining a child that has struggles in every grade
My son is 11 years old. He just finished the 6th grade. Technically he should probably only should have just finished the 5th grade but i started him early so he could attend a speech class at school at an early age. Anyway, he is learning disabilities. He is 2 years behind in reading and 1 year behin in math. He has always been in inclusion classes. I struggle every year on whether i should hold him back. This past year was VERY hard for him. He barely passed all year long. I talked to several of his teahcers and they agree with me that I should hold him back in the 6th grade again. I have even discussed it with my son and he wants to be held back. He is a VERY emotional child. He cries at school all the time. He is picked on all the time. But that's a whole different issue. My concern is whether to hold him back. I know I should but the principals at the school are givign me a really hard time. They said that it will scar him and hurt him worse. The assistant principal basically told me that there job is to get the kids through middle school and then let the high school deal with them. Should i ignore the princpals advice and do what I know is best for my child. I am tired of them just pushing him on the the next grade. He needs a real education and that is not what they are offering him..