My mother-in-law texted me about this story on 60 Minutes about red-shirting. I have two boys who will be the oldest in their class(or close to it.) I am lucky because they both miss the cut-off, so I didn't have to hold them back. If my two-year-old had been born one day earlier, I would have red-shirted him. I guess I can see how it could get abused, but I am surprised to hear more parents are making the decision to hold their child back. If your child was born on August 32st and the cut-off was September 1st, what would you do? What if his/her birthday was in July?
Here's the story FROM 60 Minutes