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"Had I known just how far ahead I was and how much better things would be, I wouldn’t have been nearly so nervous. Sure it was awkward because classmates were perplexed why I left that class after Christmas. But it has been good... maybe not fifth grade, but this year it has been awesome."

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"I almost bought the myth of acceleration being harmful to social growth. As it turns out, it was a most positive surge developmentally."

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"Acceleration has gone off without a hitch and is probably the best thing we ever did for him."

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