It seems like a lot of students are allowed to move up to the next grade even though they haven't passed core subjects such as reading, writting, and math. In many cases those who can't read need the teacher, another student, or an audio cd to read it for them so that they can answer questions and comprehend. Doesn't this seem foolish to anyone? Why aren't children repeating grades so they will be able to function as a student as well as later in life? It seems like the public school system might be only interested in moving kids through. I say this in no disrespect to teachers and the administration, but I am confused and am very limited in knowledge about the matter. Are there really that many children with learning disabilities or are schools in general too quick to label and send the kid on to the next grade with an IEP?