Monday, May 2, 2005

Coming Soon To Your State Too...

What are you going to do when they demand your 3-year old be turned over for State mandated 'education'?

Lowering Compulsory Attendance from age 7 to 5 could cost cash-strapped state millions

By The Leader-Springfield Bureau

State Senator Kwame Raoul (D-Chicago) would like to see the state's compulsory school attendance age dropped from 7 to 3 years of age.
SPRINGFIELD - Pro-family groups and home schooling parents are leading an effort to resist legislation moving through the General Assembly that would lower compulsory school attendance from 7 years of age down to 5 because, they say, it is unnecessary and will cost the state at least $17 million annually.

Earlier this month, Senate sponsor Kwame Raoul (D-Chicago) told the Senate Education Committee that he had been inundated with calls opposing his legislation, but said the bill wasn’t exactly what he preferred.

“I wish this bill lowered the compulsory attendance age down to 3,” the freshman senator who replaced newly elected U.S. Senator Barack Obama said.

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