Unfortunately, I don't remember the magazine I read this article in. However, it featured a woman who tried to redshirt her son in Chicago Public Schools. She kept her son home for an extra year. The following year, she went to register him in kindergarten and they told her he was of the age to be entering first grade and that is where he would be placed. The woman tried to fight this decision but ultimately could do nothing about it and her son ended up missing his K year and being placed in 1st grade. If you are considering doing this, I would strongly suggest verifying the rules/practices in your school district.
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