In November, Californians defeated Proposition 82, the "Universal Preschool" act. April 25th, however, the "Kindergarten Readiness Act of 2008" (AB 1236), will be heard before the Assembly Committee on Education on April 25th. The Kindergarten Readiness act provides kindergarten-readiness classes within our public schools system for all children too young to begin kindergarten.
Californians voted against funding public preschool, and yet this bill would offer essentially the same thing. The Kindergarten Readiness bill would require kindergarten readiness classes to be taught by state credentialed teachers in facilities paid for by the public school system and offered to all children who will enter Kindergarten the following year.
I am outraged that the public is being held accountable for preschool even though we voted against it!