Under orders from powerful school administrators, Dems spike bill to help poor kids

Democratic legislators purport to defend foster kids, poor children who receive subsidized school lunches and English-language learners.

So they should have readily supported legislation that would have allowed those students to attend the public school of their choice. They didn’t.

Instead they spiked Assembly Bill 1482, which would have prevented school districts from denying the transfer of students for whom English is a second language, foster children or kids who qualify for reduced-cost meals. It would be similar to existing laws that permit working parents and military parents to enroll their children in towns where they work.

A California School Boards Association lobbyist testified that the bill could apply to more than half the state’s students and be “very disruptive.”

That’s all it took.

Source: The Sacramento Bee

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