How I Failed 8th Grade! (Absolute BS)
No. Even if you deserve to be ‘held back’, you get what’s called a ‘social promotionsocial promotionSocial promotion began to spread in the 1930s along with concerns about the psychosocial effects of retention. This trend reversed in the 1980s, as concern about slipping academic standards rose.https://en.wikipedia.org › wiki › Social_promotionSocial promotion – Wikipedia’. In 8th grade, there was this big project we (each student) had to do in order to ‘pass’ 8th grade. The teachers all told us that if we didn’t do it, we’d fail 8th grade, but still go on to high school as a ‘social promotion’.