In yet another move that is sure to greatly improve the life of every citizen, the Tennessee legislature is pondering whether or not to change the cutoff date that determines when children can attend kindergarten.
Makes sense to me.Â Who better than a group of politicians to decide when your kid is ready for school?
The proposal would require children to be 5 years old before Sept. 1 to qualify for kindergarten, up from the current Sept. 30 cutoff.
Oh, I should have read that it was going to change the cutoff date by aÂ WHOLE 29 DAYS before passing judgment.Â That puts a whole new paint job on things.Â Sorry for the snarky comments.Â This is looking more and more like a worthwhile piece of legislation.
He says that moving up the date would help children adjust to the social and intellectual challenges of school.
Intellectual challenges?Â Wait, I thought they were talking about public schools?
If you really want to help children, just butt out.Â Stop dictating all the decisions about how they are educated to the people who actually care about them–their parents.