Originally Sent: 5/5/2014

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Mandatory Kindergarten Bill Advances—Keep Calling

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HSLDA President Mike Smith has been an advocate for homeschooling for more than 30 years.

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

Joan Buchanan (D)
Lorena Gonzales (D)
Adrin Nazarian (D)
Kristin Olsen (R)
Shirley N. Weber (D)
Das Williams (D)

Rocky J. Chávez (R)

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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