Who Benefits from Redshirting? — The Education Exchange

This podcast was originally published on EducationNext.

Many parents choose to wait an extra year before enrolling a child in elementary school, a practice known as redshirting.

Does this practice benefit the children who are held back?

This week, Paul E. Peterson talks with Phillip Cook of Duke University, the co-author of a new study on the impact of delayed entry on student achievement.

The paper, “The School-Entry-Age Rule Affects Redshirting Patterns and Resulting Disparities in Achievement,” is co-written with Songman Kang.

For more information, see the original article.

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