A bill to require children to complete kindergarten before heading to first grade has failed in the Senate with a 13-18 vote. All no votes were from Republican Senators with Democrats all voting yes.
HB 423, sponsored by Pebblin Warren (D-Tuskegee), would have made kindergarten mandatory and would also change the date for determining the age of a child entitled to admission to public school kindergarten from September 1 to December 31.
The Senate vote was in sharp contrast to the overwhelming support that the House gave HB 423.
Brent Wilson was born and raised in Huntsville, Alabama and is the Owner and Chief Editor of BamaPolitics.com.