red-shirt|ing

red-shirt|ing «REHD SHUR tihng», noun.
the practice of delaying entry into kindergarten in order to improve the child's performance in school: »

Parents, fearful that their child might be labeled slow, are holding them back a year (a practice called red-shirting) (Red Book).

[< redshirt]

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