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9/19/2012 11:00:41 AM
Mike Smith HSLDA--Roy Hanson FPM
California: Victory! - Mandatory Kindergarten Defeated

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California: Victory! - Mandatory Kindergarten Defeated

JOINT LEGISLATIVE VICTORY E-LERT - September 19, 2012
From: Mike Smith--HSLDA and Roy Hanson--Family Protection Ministries

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

DEFEATED - A Great Victory for Children and their Parents!!

We Strongly Opposed.

Thank you for your important prayers and phone calls that made a big
difference!

Status: AB 1772 died in the California State Assembly.

Summary of Concern:

AB 1772 would have encroached upon parental rights by making
kindergarten mandatory before taking the first grade, forcing the
addition of one more year to a child's education.

The last amended version of AB 1772 would have indirectly done what
the previous version would have directly done - that is to have
"everyone" starting formal schooling at 5 years of age. This bill is
similar to, but different from AB 2203.

The vast majority of research demonstrates that, while some children
in institutional early childhood education programs may experience
short-term gains under certain circumstances, these disappear after
two to four years. Conversely under this bill, many children,
especially boys, would have experienced adverse effects for a long
period of time from being forced into a formal education program at
too early of an age. For documentation of this point, see the
background summary of research at
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=15799

There were serious problems with AB 1772 that are outlined in our
previous e-lert which you can read on our website at
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=15800 .

We appreciate all who helped with your vital phone calls and prayers.

FPM's Nathan Pierce testified in Committee against AB 1772 in your
behalf.

No further action is required on AB 1772.

Thanks again for your important prayers, phone calls, and support of
our work!

If you or someone you know is not a member of HSLDA, will you consider
taking a moment today to join or recommend us and support our work
defending individual families threatened by government officials and
protecting homeschooling freedom for all? Join now >>
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=14438


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