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THE ILLINOIS SENATE IS VOTING TO LOWER THE AGE THAT CHILDREN HAVE TO START SCHOOL. 

 

SENATOR KIMBERLY LIGHTFORD OF MAYWOOD SAYS THE STATE HAS PLACED SO MUCH EMPHASIS ON EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION…IT’S IMPORTANT THAT KIDS ARE IN SCHOOL BY AGE FIVE.

 

 

BUT CRITICS, LIKE SENATOR CHUCK WEAVER OF PEORIA, SAYS SOME JUST AREN’T READY.

 

 

UNDER THE BILL, KIDS BORN AFTER MAY 31ST OF THE SCHOOL YEAR COULD WAIT TO START UNTIL THEY ARE SIX. THE NEW AGE REQUIREMENT WOULD BE IN PLACE FOR THE 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR. IT NOW MOVES TO THE HOUSE.

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