Against Redshirting: Why It Pays to Be the Youngest Kid in Class : The New Yorker

Our three year old is in school simply because he’s ready to be there (wants to learn), but worry that as the years go by he might be at a disadvantage by being younger than his peers.  This is interesting and timely:

The less mature students, on the other hand, experienced positive effects from being in a relatively more mature environment: in striving to catch up with their peers, they ended up surpassing them.

via Against Redshirting: Why It Pays to Be the Youngest Kid in Class : The New Yorker.

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