Ok this may be a bit long winded so beware! I was just notified that our school is going to be starting something new for possible retention students. (First problem... why would someone start something like this mid-year??) Not only that we have to find 30 min. (at least) as a grade level to do this remediation. With pul-out times and etc. we have been unable to find a time after meeting during grade level twice to talk about this. Also... our principal has asked that the ASSISTANT be the one to work with these possible retention students. (This is what I am having the BIGGEST issue with). I don't understand why you would have a non-degreed person working with the students that are already not passing. To me, I would want the person that has the experience and knowledge to reach these children, to be the one working with them in a small group. This is my assistants first year and she is pretty clueless as to how to work with children in reading especially, and this worries me! I have had a wonderful year so far (only my second year), but after thinking about all this chaos it is making me STRESS OUT! I have a wonderful group of kids, and I don't feel that this is what is best for these children! :help: This is something that I don't think I can just let roll off my back...I care too much about how well my kids do this year for them to not get the best! Thanks for reading this entire message, and any suggestions would be wonderful.