Reading the other thread about "redshirting" kids for sports, I started to think about this.
I'm not going to mention any names of any schools (cough cough PARKVIEW BAPTIST), but when Pimp Jr., chick-magnet extraordinaire that he is, was but a wee lad of five, his teachers at a school I will not mention (cough cough PARKVIEW BAPTIST) told me we needed to keep him in Kindergarten for another year.
Not because his grades were bad.
Not because he was disruptive in class.
But because,...wait for it...he was "immature".
Immmature ? Of course he's immature. He's five.
Do you want me to send him to school with a Wall Street Journal and a smoking jacket ?
It's how it's done these days, especially at private schools. The girls are more mature, the schools are thusly "feminized" by school administrators (almost completely female), and the boys are portrayed as being "immature" for being normal 5 year old boys. And don't get me started on the private school "money-grab" aspect of this.
Fast forward six years and Pimp Junior is a completely normal twelve-year old with good grades in the magnet program, with not a single conduct ding through 6th grade.
It's a racket people.