From the HSLDA E-lert Service:


4/20/2012 3:01:01 PM
Mike Smith HSLDA -- Roy Hanson FPM
California: HSLDA Alert Update: AB 1772 - Mandatory Kindergarten

From the HSLDA E-lert Service...

From: Mike Smith -- HSLDA and Roy Hanson -- Family Protection

Bill: AB 1772 (as amended 4/11/12) - Mandatory Kindergarten
Author: State Assemblymember Joan Buchanan

Position: Strongly OPPOSE

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Status: AB 1772 passed the Assembly Education Committee on April 18.
The bill is now in the Assembly Appropriations Committee waiting to be
assigned a hearing date. Please be watching for our next alert, as we
will need your help in the near future.

Below is the record of the vote taken at the Education Committee

Ayes 7 - Noes 4: Pass


Julia Brownley (D)
Tom Ammiano (D)
Joan Buchanan (D)
Betsy Butler (D)
Wilmer Amina Carter (D)
Mike Eng (D)
Das Williams (D)


Chris Norby (R)
Shannon Grove (R)
Linda Halderman (R)
Donald Wagner (R)

Summary of Concern:
AB 1772 would make kindergarten mandatory before taking the first
grade, forcing one more year to a child's education.

AB 1772, as recently amended, does indirectly what the last version of
this bill did directly - that is to have "everyone" starting school at
5 years of age.
There are serious problems with this new proposed legislation that are
outlined in our previous AB 1772 Action Alert, which you can read on
our website at .

No action is needed at this time. We will follow up with another
email action alert when the next action is needed. A big thanks to
those who contacted the Assembly expressing your opposition to the

This alert update was sent out by

Mike Smith
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Purcellville, VA 20134

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