Forcing parents to hand their young children over to the government is not a good thing. But that’s exactly what the mandatory kindergarten bill on Governor Jerry Brown’s desk would do. AB 1444 forces all kids into kindergarten (public school, private school, or homeschooling), instead of leaving this a parent’s option under current law.
Who does mandatory kindergarten hurt? Parents — who decide for any reason that it’s best for their child to delay formal education until 1st grade.
Consider these parents and their children:
A girl who’s doing well emotionally and developmentally at home and whose parents don’t want to interrupt this with forced “government school care” or don’t wish to begin other formal education just yet.
A boy with a soft, sensitive personality who doesn’t yet know how to handle conflict with other kids. His parents want him home with them for another year to work with and better prepare him.
A father or mother who doesn’t like what’s taught in government schools and wants more time to consider their family’s education choices.
Along with our home school organization friends, SaveCalifornia.com has been publicly urging the veto of AB 1444. We have a chance because this is a parental rights issue, there’s no money in the state budget for it, and Governor Jerry Brown is iffy about it.
Time is short. Will you help us work aggressively to preserve parental choice on kindergarten, protect the integrity of the home, and halt the government’s replacement of parents?
ACTION: With AB 1444 on Brown’s desk, SaveCalifornia.com needs your help today to expand our pro-parental rights and “veto AB 1444″ message all next week to:
1. The mainstream media
2. Local talk radio shows
3. Pro-family activists
4. The desk of Jerry Brown
This Labor Day weekend, will you join me in standing up for the rights of parents to decide what’s best for their own children? Will you please help SaveCalifornia.com work to defeat AB 1444? Your tangible gift of $10, $100, or $1,000 will empower us in this specific battle. Please join us now to pursue a veto of this attack upon the family.
Then, after making your donation, please call, email, or fax Jerry Brown by following these steps.
Thank you for helping protect children and families!