Anyone who supports social promotion is dooming a student to lifelong failure. This is a dog-eat-dog world and students need to have the proper tools to deal with it, So if he or she must repeat a grade to insure they have such tools, Then so be it. But if they are pushed to the next grade their learning difficulties will only multiply. We don't want that for any student.
Students should be alowwed to fail because what if they dont do work at all in class and all they do at school all day everyday is fool around and dont work. Shouldnt u be allowed to fail them? I would fail them because they dont even care about school!!!!
Simply stated, the perpetual coddling of the generation known as the iGeneration has caused discernible waves of discontent throughout the educational and work communities (sources: am an educator; managerial personnel testimony). This is because as less and less accountability is placed on students, students fail to learn how to hold themselves accountable. This seems like it should be easily deduced, but there seems to be a great perpetuation of coddling. Simply stated, teachers intervene when students are failing, and, when the student continues to fail it is nearly always because that student does not try. In fact, as evidenced by myself and fellow educators, it is extremely difficult to fail a high school course if the student simply attempts all the assignments provided.
The purpose of an educational institution is to prepare its students for a career. In the professional world, though usually penalized, failure is an option, as it should be in schools. This is circumstantial, however. If a student is lacking resources or possesses some other disability, it is the responsibility of the educational institution to work within its highest limits to give this student the same opportunities of their peers. Aside from that and similar situations, failure is a crucial part of an education system that prepares its students for a professional career.
It's to expensive to hold back children and it will make them sad because everyone of their friends will be moving on beside them. Holding children back could cause depression. I would feel awfully bad if a student felt the need to harm themselves only because they didn't pass their grade.
The student may have some difficulties but they shouldn't fail students because its not right and what if it was you? How would you feel if you were told you failed and had to repeat and knowing you'll have to make all new friends, so should schools be able to fail students?