3.24.2012

AB 2203: CA still trying to lower compulsory school age


Taken from Karen Taylor's blog, Cedar Life Academy:

California Alert: A chance to teach (and learn) civics while making a real difference

California legislators are currently considering a bill that will impact generations of young children if we don’t stand up to protect our children and unborn grandchildren today! This is NOT a homeschool issue, but is something that will impact every future 5-year-old. Please let your legislators know your opposition with a quick phone call, fax, or letter.  They will be making some decisions next week, so time is critical. They need to know if there is opposition.   If you are short on time, just tell them you are opposed to AB 2203.  It’s that easy.

The Bill: AB 2203.

What it would do: Lower California’s current full time compulsory education law from age 6 to age 5.

Why does it matter? You might be wondering why it matters if this law is enacted, because most kids already attend kindergarten. Yes, it’s customary for a child to attend kindergarten, but it is not required by law! It matters because all children would have to attend kindergarten, ready or not. The choice for a parent to make the decision of readiness would be taken from them.

If most kids are in kindergarten anyway, why change the law?Well, legislators have been trying to do this for years, because it’s part of the master plan to institute Universal Preschool – a plan that would get our 3-4 year old preschoolers into the public school system.

It’s once again time to speak up and say NO! I participated in an effort to lower compulsory education over a decade ago. We can do it again! All it takes is everyone, whether they have young children or not, to contact their legislators and let their voice be heard. Legislators do listen!

Visit Cedar Life Academy Blog for more info on this issue.

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