Some preschoolers don’t come to kindergarten prepared to learn, state superintendent Tom Luna said, and Idaho “would be remiss to ignore that.” Still, Luna said he doesn’t support a pre-K pilot bill, unveiled more than a month ago by Boise Democratic Rep. Hy Kloc. “I don’t think we’re ready to do even what he’s suggesting all over the state,” Luna said Tuesday afternoon. The pre-K issue came up during a wide-ranging question-and-answer session at a forum sponsored by Boise State University’s Andrus Center for Public Policy. And Luna conceded that he has “learned a lot” about the issue in his seven years in office/Kevin Richert, IdahoED News. More here.
DFO: I began school in the first grade at age 5. No kindergarten. No pre-kindergarten. I was the third youngest student in my graduating high school class. Sometimes, I wished my mother would have held onto me until I was 6. Then, I would have been one of the oldest ones in my class. Probably affected my sports play somewhat. But I was still a decent baseball player and wrestler.
Question: Did you go to kindergarten?