I just got a letter in the mail saying that if my son (who is going into the 3rd grade) isn't proficient in reading by the end of next year, he will be held back and won't be able to go to 4th grade. I was really upset, because as far as I knew, he was proficient. Then I realized they sent the letter to ALL parents. I find this so tacky. It could just be me that feels this way. What do you think? Sometimes I wonder if I would have ever made it out of elementary school if the standards were like they are now.