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Bill would offer additional year of school for 4-year-olds

Original post made on Jan 9, 2014

Sen. Jerry Hill cites local school districts in pushing for a bill that would require public school districts to offer an additional year of school for 4-year-olds.

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Posted by Parent
a resident of Portola Valley: Portola Valley Ranch
on Jan 9, 2014 at 4:19 pm

I don't understand why we don't just take the kids at birth from the parents and start them off on the right foot. These politicians obviously know how to best raise and educate the children. We could put them up in dorms, teach them to sing, dance, send them to sports camps if they are good athletes, send them to engineering school if they are good with math. Maybe we could become the next east germany (remember all the olympic medals) or better yet the new north korea. This looks like a program Dennis Rodman would support (and the teacher's union).


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Posted by for fairness
a resident of Atherton: West of Alameda
on Jan 9, 2014 at 6:13 pm

Dear Senator Hill, You are right that it's unfair. It's unfair that the citizens of our community have had to vote in additional parcel taxes (on top of the property taxes we already pay) to provide adequate funding for our schools since you cut us off from getting any State funding for our schools and have left us to fend for themselves for years now. And it's now even more unfair for the State to mandate an entirely new and hugely expensive program and not provide our community with a single dime of funding it. Since you are such an expert, Senator Hill, at dictating how our local property tax dollars should best be spent, exactly, which of our existing school programs would you like us to cut here in Las Lomitas and Menlo Park to pay for your proposed new unfunded mandate?


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Posted by Stunned
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Jan 10, 2014 at 1:15 am

This must be some kind of joke that Senator Hill is not providing any funding for his own constituents to pay for his big expensive preschool bill? So LA unified is getting State funding to pay for this program and yet we are not getting anything in return for our tax dollars? How are our schools supposed to pay for this? Senator Hill, your constituents deserve some answers!