Hi I was just curious as to your opinions on why kindergarten has become more like first grade. Our local news did a story about parents redshirting their kindergarten children. One expert featured in the story has done research on the redshirting subject. She said that redshirting is one of the reasons why kindergarten has become the new first grade. Many of the children can be 15 months older than the others. I thought kindergarten becoming first grade was because of federal and state mandates being tougher. What do you think? I am not a certified teacher, so I really have no experience with all of this. Let me know your opinions please!