This case is really bizarre. In Pennsylvania, enrollment in kindergarten is not mandatory, and school districts are not even required by law to offer kindergarten. Budgetary problems have caused some districts to eliminate kindergarten. But the court ruled that Mrs. Kerstetter is subject to the state's compulsory attendance law because she voluntarily enrolled her girls in kindergarten. The presiding judge ruled that when parents enroll their kids in kindergarten, they become subject to the compulsory attendance law a because it is important for school districts to know how many kindergartners will show up for class on any given day in order to plan their budgets.
I'm glad I had my children before the liberal busybodies invented such intrusive laws. I did not send any of my six children to kindergarten. I believed then, and still believe, that they were better off at home where I could teach them how to read and other useful things. And I firmly believe that decision should be the right of the parents, not of any judge who might try to overrule me.
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