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1/17/2008 9:55:24 AM
Home School Legal Defense Association
California: Proposal Defeated--A very encouraging VICTORY!

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JOINT LEGISLATIVE NEWSFLASH UPDATE - January 16, 2008
From: Roy Hanson's Private and Home Educators of California and HSLDA
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Bill: AB 1236 - 5 Year-Old Compulsory Education
Author: State Assembly Member Gene Mullin

Status: Proposal Defeated - A very encouraging VICTORY!

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As initially introduced in 2007, AB 1236 would have lowered the
compulsory education age from 6 to 5 years of age, in effect making
kindergarten mandatory. AB 1236 also would have taken another
incremental step toward a universal preschool program for 3 and 4
year-olds.

On January 8, 2008, AB 1236 was gutted and a new proposal was amended
into this bill. In its current form, AB 1236 is limited to proposing
a new kind of pilot kindergarten program for public schools. This
current version of AB 1236 does not lower the age of compulsory
education. It does not make kindergarten mandatory. And it does not
affect private schools of any kind including private home schools.

We thank God for this victory and for using your letters, calls,
prayers, and support of our efforts behind the scenes to bring about
the defeat of this extremely dangerous proposal.

NO further action is needed on AB 1236.

For important background information on issues related to Early
Childhood Education, read the papers on this topic, which are posted
at http://www.childandfamilyprotection.org.


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your friends, church, school, and group.
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Roy Hanson's HELP Tree
Private and Home Educators of California
P.O. Box 730
Lincoln, CA 95648-0730
Fax: (916) 415-9470
helptree@sbcglobal.net

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express our position on the issues addressed. We encourage you to
research this for yourself and come to your own conclusions.
Regardless of your position, we strongly urge you to exercise your
constitutional right to express your position to your elected
representatives. We have included an example of how we have expressed
our position.
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