I didn't know kindergarten was optional in Michigan. I honestly do not have a single memory of kindergarten, other than the note my teacher wrote my parents. I don't remember a single thing from then.

There is a new bill in front of the Michigan Legislature that would require children to go to kindergarten AND stay there all day. Parental units would have to get kids enrolled and attending school. There are only 15 states that currently require this.

House bill 4250 was introduced last week and is now being considered by a committee. It  would require children 5 years old on or before September first to begin kindergarten that school year. Some schools have already voiced concerns. Click here to read more

Good idea? Or dumb as hell?