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Mom fights to have special education son held back after school tries to pass him to sixth grade


A Bronx 11-year-old will start middle school Thursday-even though his mom says he’s not ready, the New York Daily News reports. Special education student Cristian Colon had a hard time last year in fifth grade at Public School 108, struggling to read and failing his state exams. Still he was moved up to the sixth grade.

“They are insisting on promoting him when he can’t even handle third, fourth and fifth grade,” his mom, Rose Colon, said…

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