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5/9/2012 3:51:54 PM
Mike Smith, HSLDA--Roy Hanson, FPM
California: Mandatory Kindergarten Vote Postponed


Mandatory Kindergarten Vote Postponed

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JOINT LEGISLATIVE ALERT UPDATE- May 9, 2012
From: Mike Smith, HSLDA--Roy Hanson, Family Protection Ministries
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Bill: AB 1772 (as amended 4/11/12) - Mandatory Kindergarten
Author: State Assemblymember Joan Buchanan

Position: Strongly OPPOSE

Thank you for your important phone calls!

Status: The Assembly Appropriations Committee decided on May 2 to
postpone the final committee vote on AB 1772 until near the end of
May. We will keep you updated as further information becomes
available. Please be alert, as we may need your help again in the
near future.

Summary of Concern:

AB 1772 would make kindergarten mandatory before taking the 1st 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 http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=14665

Action Items:
No action is needed at this time. A big thank-you to those who
contacted the Assembly expressing your opposition to the bill.

For information on how to contact your state assembly member and state
senator, please visit: http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=14666

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