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Retention in Kindergarten - Should we hold them back?

I have to write a paper on grade retention and I need a thesis statement to start my paper off. Below is what I have to do. Also if you have any information on where I could find current articles about grade retention that would be great.

State the focus of the paper in a short thesis paragraph that presents the major topic plus the primary supporting topics. This paragraph should signal the end of the introduction and the beginning of the thesis development section.

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Here are some research sites which have to do with grade retention:

http://www.nasponline.org/about_nasp/pospaper_graderetent.aspx

http://www.education.ucsb.edu/jimerson/retention/

http://www.cdl.org/resource-library/articles/grade_retention.php

This site you have to sign up for but it is an education online journal. It is free to sign up:
http://www.edweek.org/ew/index.html

http://www.ascd.org/portal/site/ascd/template.MAXIMIZE/menuitem.1eb2de47d88dcd98dd1b2110d3108a0c?javax.portlet.tpst=d5b9c0fa1a493266805516f762108a0c_ws_MX&javax.portlet.prp_d5b9c0fa1a493266805516f762108a0c_viewID=issue_view&javax.portlet.prp_d5b9c0fa1a493266805516f762108a0c_journalmoid=debc91a432221010VgnVCM1000003d01a8c0RCRD&javax.portlet.begCacheTok=token&javax.portlet.endCacheTok=token

I have attached a document that has two thesis statements. I am not sure of your position or which area of grade retention you will be focusing on so I did one that will put the paper's focus on academic ...

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A list of websites addressing the issues of holding students back (retention) in Kindergarten. Also included are two thesis statements on two different positions (either for or against).

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