More four-year-olds are going to kindergarten in Wisconsin, much to the dismay of a state lawmaker.
Wisconsin now has the seventh highest level of enrollment in the nation for those programs. However, State Senator Glenn Grothman (R-West Bend) says that's no cause for celebration. Grothman is a long-time critic of four-year-old kindergarten, claiming it costs the state millions of dollars for no real benefit to the education of young children. He says those kids would be better off at home with their parents.
Grothman says the continuation of the program is an insult to taxpayers who are struggling in a tough economy.