Teachers and administration at this school seem to take the "No Child Left Behind" quite literally they push children on into the next grade even when they cannot do the work of the grade they are in. I do not see that this is helping the children in any way. They start in the next grade unable to do work that should have been taught the prior year. If the teachers and or the administration have problem children they should be dealt with in some manner when I went to school they had such things as summer school it was amazing how much attitudes changed when the summer was given up for school. Repeating a grade has merits also. But passing a child just because they showed up at school occasionally is unacceptable.
I have a daughter in third grade and am very disappointed in the way my daughter is being taught. It seems as if the school is only concerned with teaching the bare minimum for the majority of students to pass whatever test the school is concerned about, and not taking time to ensure the students understand what is being taught.