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I too am frustrated by this

I too am frustrated by this new law. My son was more than ready to start last year, much less this year and now, because of the new law, he has to wait another year. He turns 5 Sept. 15th. He's already reading, writing, adding, subtracting, etc. I tried to get him in - the principal pushed to get him in but the superintendent wouldn't budge. What aggravates me the most is the biggest reason there is an issues is because so many parents CHOOSE to hold their child back - in turn, widening the age gap and making the so called "younger" ones suffer. It's unfair that some parents have the option to choose to hold their child back yet for those of us with children who are more than ready have absolutely no choice or options for doing what is best for our children. The choice is stripped from us. There really should be a mandatory assessment for all kindergartners and if parents feel their children are ready, then they should be able to put their children through those assessments and start based on readiness!

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