ASU assistant research professor addresses kindergarten ‘redshirting’ with 12 News
Local NBC 12 News recently sought the expert advice of Arizona State University's Megan Pratt to address the controversy about delaying kids from kindergarten to ensure they’re mentally ready. This practice, known as redshirting, is a trend among parents who are faced with the decision to start their children in kindergarten at a younger or older age.
Pratt, an assistant research professor from the T. Denny School of Social and Family Dynamics, says redshirting a child from kindergarten may not help much in the long run but it’s different in the short term. See more from this interview with KPNX reporter, Jen Wahl, which aired on August 22, 2017.