I fought this myself when my DD20 was in 2nd grade. I didn't see the need to 'label' her. She was a sweet, lovable little girl. She was a bit young for her grade and not quite keeping up the pace with the other kids, but she was learning and she was happy. And at the time in the lower grades her elementary school was helping every kid that seemed to be struggling. What pushed me over the edge was noticing that our school budgets were shrinking. So as others say it's bureaucracy. The only one to guarantee that she continue to get services was to get her labeled.