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Do-Over Debate: Should Poor Pupils Be Made to Repeat Grades?

April 4, 2013
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Repeating a grade gives weaker pupils a chance, say advocates. Detractors counter that having pupils repeat grades wastes time and hurts children's feelings. The newly elected SPD/Green government of the state of Lower Saxony has rekindled debate by announcing that it plans to discontinue the practice.It may want to consult with the city-state of Hamburg, which has experience with both approaches.
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