Thousands of Tennessee children would be required to pass a "maturity test" every year to enter kindergarten under a new bill passed by the state House of Representatives Wednesday, the Huffington Post reports. Under current law, Tennessee children must be 5 years old by Sept. 30 to enter kindergarten. House Bill 2566 would shift the cutoff date forward to Aug. 31 in fall 2013 and Aug. 15 beginning the year after, ensuring that all kindergarteners are at least five years old upon matriculation. Children who are still 4 years old by the cutoff dates could enter kindergarten with...

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