Senate File 481 and House File 1058: Early Education Scholarships

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Senate File 481 and House File 1058: Early Education Scholarships
House Senate
Sponsors:
Representative Winkler, Representative Marquart, Representative Nornes, Representative Moran, Representative Carlson, Representative Laine, Representative Lesch, Representative Kahn, Representative Mariani, Representative Barrett, Representative Huntley, Representative Faust, Representative Mahoney, Representative Clark, Representative Mullery, Representative Loon, Representative Atkins, Representative Metsa, Representative Allen, Representative Norton, Representative Brynaert, Representative Selcer, Representative Isaacson, Representative Simon
Sponsors:
Senator Wiger, Senator Torres Ray, Senator Cohen, Senator Pederson, J., Senator Saxhaug
Summary:

House File 1058 creates an early education scholarship program and appropriates $78 million of taxpayer money to fund the program, rising to $150 million by 2016.

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.

Summary:
Status:

2/28/2013     (House)     Introduced and Referred to Early Childhood Committee
3/18/2013     (House)     Passed Early Childhood Committee and Referred to Civil Law Committee
3/21/2013     (House)     Passed Civil Law Committee and Referred to Education Finance Committee

Status:

2/14/2013     (Senate)     Introduced and Referred to Education Committee
3/13/2013     (Senate)     Passed Education Committee and referred to Judiciary Committee
3/20/2013     (Senate)     Passed Judiciary Committee and referred to Finance 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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