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Resource ID: #26785
Subject: State Government
Source: KRIS-Corpus Christi
Date: 2014-11-23



The initial story covered how a 4 year old hearing impaired, yet bright child, had been demoted from kindergarten to Pre-K 4 under the premise that he was too young to enter kindergarten in the State of Texas. This was done by the Corpus Christi Independent School District even though district officials placed the boy in Pre-K 4 as a three year old because he was so smart. His parents told us that they believed the district demoted him because his kindergarten teacher had trouble keeping up with his hearing aid system (I.E. changing the batteries when needed). The District said it was simply because he was too young. One of those requirements struck the Texas Education Agency by surprise. A requirement that said a child had to pass a 3rd grade level test to enter kindergarten early. In short, a law that the entire state has followed for 20 years is simply a drafting error.

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