Make kindergarten mandatory in Indiana

Indiana is one of 15 states that doesn’t require school attendance until age 7.

The state’s top education official would like to change that.

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jennifer McCormick would like to see kindergarten become mandatory in Indiana, and plans to advocate for that during the 2018 General Assembly.

She has her work cut out for her. In previous years, bills that would have required children to attend kindergarten have stalled in the Republican-led legislature.