This article appeared in the Summer 2012 issue of Erikson on Children under the headline “Must-see TV.” More from this issue »

President Samuel J. Meisels was featured on the CBS news show 60 Minutes. Host Morley Safer interviewed him on the rising trend of “redshirting,” or delaying kindergarten until children are six years old.

Meisels cautioned that the research is divided on the value of redshirting. He also stated that it can contribute to greater inequity, as many families cannot afford to send their kids to a private preschool for the year they are held out.

The segment originally aired in March and was shown again in July.

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