The decision regarding the abolition of compulsory schooling for six-year olds has practically been made. The Ministry of Education argues that it is following the people’s will, who protested against the lowering of first graders’ age. Personally, I would prefer if the officials used different arguments, even if they resulted in the same decision. Educational reforms should have educational basics or other important social aims, and should not be a part of the public image of the officials. In order to refer to the plan of moving six-year olds back to the nursery, it is vital to understand two things. Namely, what scientific studies reveal about the age when children start the education, and also, what we know about the effects of the Polish reform.