Mandatory kindergarten bill proposed, San Mateo Daily Journal, San Mateo, California
Two home school advocate groups are also opposing the mandatory entrance into school at 5 years old. Roy Hanson, an advocate for Private and Home Educators of California and Home School Legal Defense Association, explained in an advocacy e-mail that the bill would cut an extra year of development outside of school with their parents.In addition, he wrote the early entrance means an extra year of paying for private school for families who choose that route.
Despite the complaints, the bills focusing on early education have the support of many state and local groups as well as education advocates.
Tammy, a California homeschool activist, has some interesting comments over at Daryl’s.
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