He`s also the top quarterback prospect in the 8th grade. It will be interesting to see which route he chooses. How old is this 8th grader? He looks like a high school Homecoming King. Does he drive himself to elementary school? Back in 2002, I wrote an article giving the pros and cons of "redshirting" your little boy by holding him back for a second year of kindergarten so that he`ll be older as he goes through school. I still get emails from undecided parents about it, but I don`t have much new to add. Has anybody done a big multiple regression or natural experiment study of this? There`s a lot of interest out there.
It`s something of a market failure that there aren`t many direct ways to make money off of social science studies. There are a whole bunch of young parents who would pay, say, a $100 for some good advice on this topic, but there doesn`t exist any particular way for this market demand to fund a social science project.