House Bill 81: Coordinate Early Childhood Education Programs

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Last Updated: April 15, 2014
House Bill 81: Coordinate Early Childhood Education Programs
Sponsors:
Joint Education Interim Committee (Committee Members: Senator Henry H.R. "Hank" Coe, Senator Jim Anderson, Senator Paul Barnard, Senator Bill Landen, Senator Chris Rothfuss, Representative Matt Teeters, Representative Cathy Connolly, Representative John Freeman, Representative Hans Hunt, Representative David Northrup, Representative John Patton, Representative Jerry Paxton, Representative Garry Piiparinen, Representative Albert Sommers)
Summary:

House Bill 81 requires the director of the department of education and the state superintendent to coordinate early childhood education programs among the department of education, the department of family services, the department of health and the department of workforce services.

HSLDA's Position:
Oppose.
Action Requested:
None at this time
Status:
2/6/2014 (House) Prefiled and assigned bill number
2/10/2014 (House) Introduced in House
2/11/2014 (House) Withdrawn by Sponsor
Background:

Bills like this are a potential first step toward lowering the compulsory school attendance age and increasing government involvement in a child's early education. HSLDA opposes expanding compulsory school attendance ages because doing so infringes upon parents’ freedom to make educational decisions for their children. Furthermore, valid research has demonstrated that programs like these are not effective.

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