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My son is being retained in the second grade after going summer school; why?
Summer school was recommended by his teacher and I signed him up and he went this summer. His summer school teacher sent
a weekly report card home for me to see his progress and sign, his first week he made a 85, second week 90, third week 81, and the
fourth and final week he made a 94. His summer school average was a 87.5. After summer school was over I called his school to see if he had been
promoted and the principle said that they didn't receive a folder for him. I waited another two weeks and called again and still no answer to my
question. After calling many other times and going to the school, the principle finally got back to me and said that my son would be retained. When I asked him why,
he said my son didn't meet the minimum requirements for the year to pass to the third grade. I asked him what was summer school for and he said "Well he just didn't do well enough
to be promoted." School starts on Tuesday 8/24/2010 and I don't know what to do. I believe my child will do fine in the third grade if given the chance. Can someone help me?
My son was so upset and so was I. He couldn't understand why he worked his butt off and missed going to his grandmother's in east Texas to do what was needed to be promoted
to the next grade and he is still retained. We live in Fort Worth, Texas and he goes to Crowley ISD. I appreciate any advice.