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    Posted: Nov 08 2012 at 9:46am

How do you feel about skipping children a grade or two?

Were any of you skipped?
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I know a girl that skipped a grade and she finished her bachelors a yr early....she's about to graduate with her masters in may at the age of 20.
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I was not skipped, but family members have been skipped

I think 1 grade is okay

more than that and you run into social issues
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im all for it

balance it out with an active social life with their peer group
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Sure why not?
Our district doesn't allow that though.
They just let us take college classes the last year and a half.
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This boy in my school graduated at 15 he skipped 3 grades, highest G.P.A in the school, straight A's not even one B & he now attends Harvard with a full scholarship, alot of people never knew he was that young though, we thought he was atleast 16 until the principle announced it at graduation

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Originally posted by jonesable jonesable wrote:

Sure why not?
Our district doesn't allow that though.
They just let us take college classes the last year and a half.
 
Depending on the situation, I'm not necessarily a proponent of skipping if it can be circumvented, for various reasons which I'll go into later. Most skipping occurs at the primary school level, and I think that taking collegiate courses or graduating early is a good option at the high school level.
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look at ryan leslie
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my older brother was supposed to have been skipped 2 grades and for some reason my mother refused.  i thought it was ridiculous for him to be stuck in grades where he never had to work at anything.  i think it was just fear that kept my mother from allowing him to be skipped, either that or ignorance.
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the OP is about children

Beatrice, you are talking about kids in grades K - 6, right?  Maybe I am wrong
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