Media Coverage | September 25, 2022 | Los Angeles Times
Newsom vetoes bill to make kindergarten mandatory, citing costs
In this Los Angeles Times article from Mackenzie Mays, Early Edge California Executive Director Patricia Lozano reacts to Governor Newsom vetoing bill to make Kindergarten mandatory.
“During the pandemic, parents had to make tough family decisions and for some, this led to keeping their kids out of traditional kindergarten programs. Kids from low-income communities and kids who are bilingual were particularly impacted by learning loss experienced as a result of COVID,” said Patricia Lozano, executive director of Early Edge California, which supported the bill. “Now we want to do everything we can to close the opportunity gaps as quickly as possible — making kindergarten mandatory is more important than ever for doing just that.”