Third grade plan?

Third grade plan?

There are 4 comments on the Alamogordo Daily News story from Jan 14, 2012, titled Third grade plan?. In it, Alamogordo Daily News reports that:

Democrats, more willing than ever to challenge Republican Gov. Susana Martinez on policy issues, say her plan to hold back third-graders en masse would do more harm than good.

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#1 Jan 17, 2012
There are serious problems at home and at school if your third grader cannot read by the end of the third grade. Parents involve yourself! Help your child! You're your Childs only advocate.
I understand

Alamogordo, NM

#2 Jan 17, 2012
It is the school systems responsibility to present the information to the kids and the parents responsibility to make sure the kids do the work and are disciplined!
Give it up

Albuquerque, NM

#3 Jan 17, 2012
I understand wrote:
It is the school systems responsibility to present the information to the kids and the parents responsibility to make sure the kids do the work and are disciplined!
We have a winner! I think that was the whole point to begin with!! Read with your children at home. It always worked for my kids. I was also involved in their education which is something completely unheard of now.

Since: Jan 12

Columbus, NM

#4 Jan 25, 2012
Give it up wrote:
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We have a winner! I think that was the whole point to begin with!! Read with your children at home. It always worked for my kids. I was also involved in their education which is something completely unheard of now.
I believe the language barrier is a big part of the problem. Many children go home to parents who do not speak English. The may also be surrounded by songs and TV shows in Spanish. English continues to be their second language. I try not to fall into speaking Spanglish, as this has the potential of making me lazy -just saying the word in whichever language comes to mind first, instead of completing a sentence in one language.

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