Retention Hearings Feb 21, 2023

The video below is from the Tennessee House Education Instruction Subcommittee testimony given on February 21st, 2023. Presenters are from Tennessee Tech University:

  • Natalie Beech, Lecturer, Tennessee Tech; former Kindergarten teacher
  • Leslie Spears, Associate Professor of Literacy, Tennessee Tech; former 1st grade teacher

“There are more risks than benefits, as we consider retention of children at any grade level. Applying this universal rule of retention has the potential to magnify those effects on as many as half of our 3rd grade children in any year.”