I have a acquaintance who lives in the United States with a young daughter who will be starting Kindergarten next year.
However, her preschool feels she should be "held back", because among other things, she does not appear to be interested in writing her name.
I do not live in the United States, so perhaps I am in the wrong, but is this a scam?
It certainly sounds like a scam. Preschools are paid institutions, while Kindergarten is free (public school system). In my country, you do not need to "graduate" kindergarten to be accepted into 1st grade. Thus, holding someone back from kindergarten sounds ridiculous.
Even if she performs poorly, I don't see how this would harm her academic career.
I do feel that delaying her education by a year will be detrimental.
I am advising this acquaintance that this sounds like a scam, but I could be in the wrong.
What is consensus on this?