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State Assembly bill woulld make kindergarten mandatory

Original post made on Aug 21, 2014

The California State Assembly has passed a bill that would make kindergarten attendance mandatory before first grade.

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Posted by Mary
a resident of Castlewood
on Aug 21, 2014 at 7:43 pm

Most children attend Kindergarten. Those that don't are not always behind there peers. Parents should continue to have the choice and the right to decide what is best for their child. Children in the Netherlands do not have any formal education until age 7 and they are better off for it. Making Kindergarten mandatory is not necessary and it also infringes on parents rights.


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Posted by Tom
a resident of Castlewood
on Aug 21, 2014 at 8:12 pm

Yes, and we don't need to worry ourselves about possessive apostrophes (parents/parent's) nor about 'there' v. 'their'. And also, 'People that' v. 'People who' ... no big deal. Thanks, Mary.


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Posted by Damon
a resident of Foothill Knolls
on Aug 21, 2014 at 11:35 pm

@Mary : "Children in the Netherlands do not have any formal education until age 7 and they are better off for it. "

That's not what the Wikipedia article on "Education in the Netherlands" says. It says:

"Compulsory education (leerplicht) in the Netherlands starts at the age of five, although in practice, most schools accept children from the age of four. "


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