An issues that affects boys more than girls gets aired in the LA Times.
Recently in redshirting Category
August 03, 2011
June 25, 2011
Evidence piles up that the youngest kids in the class don't fare so well.
April 04, 2011
As always, we're really only talking about boys.
February 14, 2011
Interesting piece in Daily Beast about how this plays out in private schools.
February 08, 2011
Thanks to Mark Sherman for spotting this article on holding kids back, especially boys. What is not dealt with in this article is what I'm told is an emerging problem, which is bullying by red shirted boys. They're just so much bigger than the other boys and for some boys, the temptation is too much...
August 22, 2010
The Times has a lively discussion here. If I were the father of a young boy, I would be taking a very hard look at red shirting. Makes sense.