Senate File 419 and House File 393: Funding Early Education Programs

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Senate File 419 and House File 393: Funding Early Education Programs
House Senate
Sponsors:
Representative Morgan, Representative Abeler, Representative Winkler, Representative Benson, J., Representative Persell, Representative Selcer, Representative S. Johnson, Representative Isaacson
Sponsors:
Senator Clausen, Senator Hoffman, Senator Bonoff, Senator Petersen, B., Senator Pratt
Summary:

House File 393 would designate revenue for early education programs designed to prepare children for kindergarten.

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. Diverting revenue to these early education programs is an inefficient and unnecessary use of taxpayer resources.

Summary:

Senate File 419 would designate revenue for early education programs designed to prepare children for kindergarten.

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. Diverting revenue to these early education programs is an inefficient and unnecessary use of taxpayer resources.

Status:

2/6/2013     (House)     Introduced and Referred to Early Childhood Committee
3/4/2013     (House)     Passed by Early Childhood Committee and referred to Education Finance
5/16/2014     (House)     Legislative Session Ended; Bill Died in Committee

Status:

2/13/2013     (Senate)     Introduced and Referred to Education Committee
2/28/2013     (Senate)     Passed Education Committee and referred to Finance Committee
5/16/2014     (Senate)     Legislative Session Ended; Bill Died in Committee

HSLDA's Position:
Oppose.
HSLDA's Position:
Oppose.
Action Requested:
None at this time
Action Requested:
None at this time

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Senate Bill History