Today, I saw my neighbor outside with two of his kids, looking like he was waiting for a school bus. I asked which of his kids he was waiting for. He answered with the name of his three-year-old. This left me confused, as I know that this particular family does not start their children in school until the age of four. My neighbor then explained that the school made him enroll his son. He said that the school was now enforcing nursery enrollment because the kids were better behaved as they got older.
I could not believe this. This school, where the boy in question's older brother is a student, made them enroll their son at the ripe old age of three? This means that they invoked in loco parentis on a child that was
- not a student
- well below compulsory attendance age (in this state, children do not have to start school until the age of six, and there is no mandatory kindergarten.).
Yet another reason to avoid the madness!