Originally Sent: 5/5/2014
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Mandatory Kindergarten Bill Advances—Keep Calling
From: Mike Smith, HSLDA and Roy Hanson, Family Protection Ministries
Bill: AB 1444 (as amended 4/22/14)—Mandatory Kindergarten
Author: State Assemblymember Joan Buchanan
Position: Strongly oppose
Thank you for your important phone calls!
Status: AB 1444 passed the Assembly Education Committee on April 30. Nathan Pierce of FPM testified against AB 1444 at this hearing. The bill is now in the Assembly Appropriations Committee with a hearing date set for May 7.
Please be watching for our next e-lert, as we will need your phone calls this week.
Below is the record of the vote taken at the Education Committee hearing:
Ayes 6—Noes 1: Pass
Summary of Concern
AB 1444 would make kindergarten mandatory before taking the 1st grade, forcing one more year to a child’s education.
There are serious problems with this new proposed legislation that are outlined in our previous AB 1444 action e-lert, which you can read on our website.
A big thanks to those who contacted the Assembly expressing your opposition to the bill. Please be ready for another action e-lert on AB 1444 early next week.
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