Friday, March 16, 2012

California Legislature Blocks Governor's Move To Defund Transitional Kindergarten

The San Mateo (CA) Daily Journal (3/15, Murtagh) reports that the plan to implement California's new transitional kindergarten grade is "still in limbo after the Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Education Finance rejected the governor's plan to cut funding Tuesday." The piece notes that Gov. Jerry Brown (D) had called for defunding the program in his budget proposal, but an "Assembly subcommittee opposed the proposed cut calling the idea misguided." The piece quotes Assemblywoman Julia Brownley (D) stating that the program is already set for implementation, and that cutting funding would amount to "pulling the rug out from under these efforts that have already been happening at school sites."

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