Most schools expect each student to be academically successful. If a student doesn’t live up to the school’s standards, a teacher ultimately has the right to hold them back a year.
Imagine how embarrassing it would be for a child to have to repeat a school year. Not only are they scolded at home by their parents, but they also have to watch their peers move on without them. This extreme amount of pressure and disappointment can potentially leave a child feeling hopeless and lost.