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Adjustment of kindergarten age is good for kids - as well as for state finances

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

LA Daily News


A bill by Bay Area state Sen. Joe Simitian would move the state’s kindergarten cut-off date to Sept. 1, putting it in alignment with most U.S. schools.  [...]

In an ideal world, California would have as much as it needs for every program it wants. But the state is in a deep budget hole, forcing deep cuts to all of its programs, including and especially public education. It must embrace compromises such as this one, which saves money and makes an improvement to education. We urge the members of the state senate to stand up against the special interest opposition and support this legislation before its own cut-off date of May 28.

It’s the right thing to do for the future of the children, and the future of California.

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