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Students should never be forced to repeat a year at school.

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Started: 1/22/2015 Category: Education
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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jenmarcin

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Grade Retention should not be an option for students failing classes and also failing to be present at summer schools.

-Academic achievement of kids who are retained is poorer than that of peers who are promoted.
-Achievement gains associated with retention fade within two to three years after the grade repeated.
-Kids who are identified as most behind are the ones "most likely harmed by retention."
-Retention often is associated with increased behavior problems.
-Grade retention has a negative impact on all areas of a child's achievement (reading, math, and language) and socio-emotional adjustment (peer relationships, self-esteem, problem behaviors and attendance).
-Students who are retained are more likely to drop out of school compared to students who were never retained. In fact, grade retention is one of the most powerful predictors of high school dropout.
-Retained students are more likely to have poorer educational and employment outcomes during late adolescence and early adulthood.
-Retention is more likely to have benign or positive impact when students are not simply held back, but receive specific remediation to address skill and/or behavioral problems and promote achievement and social skills.[1]

[1] 2003 "Position Statement on Student Grade Retention," the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)
bat9581

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For the sake of their own education, students should be forced to repeat a year at school when necessary. "Academic of kids who are retained is poorer than that of peers who are promoted." This is because the poorer students can't afford to be educated as well, but they need their full education and understanding of the world. If nobody is held back, people will see less effort in trying when on the borderline, and the next generations will not seek as good of a future.
Debate Round No. 1
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bat9581

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I think my opponent gave up already. Something like that. Anyway, until I have something to turn back on I won't argue for the sake of time.
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Posted by Prodigy0789 2 years ago
Prodigy0789
You are only hurting the students who are unable to complete the grade. If they did not know their previous grade, you are basically sending the student cliff diving into unknown waters. Students should have the ability to repeat the grade to get a full understanding.
Posted by jethro_purazo 2 years ago
jethro_purazo
Students will be more confident in leaving their education behind. They will not be forced to strive harder to achieve their goal-to graduate with knowledge-in-tacked minds.
Posted by Ragnar 2 years ago
Ragnar
Do you mean free diplomas? Or no second chances?
Posted by Esiar 2 years ago
Esiar
I would accept this, but the argument is kind of useless.

If a student absolutely fails a grade of school, they'll get even more behind the next year (Since all grades build upon the last), then more behind the next year, etc.
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