“Many of these children who are coming in stopped their formal education at third grade,” she said. “But they are growing well into adulthood. We can’t put them into a third-grade classroom.”
In the case of the Maryland incident, the alleged 14-year-old victim was in the same ninth grade class as her attackers, who were ages 18 and 17.
Flanagan Kennedy recalled a recent incident where one immigrant with a third-grade education even had gray hair at the temples.