Would eliminate second-grade tests in the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) program effective July 1, 2010.
Bill #SB 800 Status: Senate Education
Would establish a single-payer health insurance system in California. (Co-sponsored bill)
Bill #SB 810 Status: Senate Appropriations
Would propose school procedures to make immigrant children know it is safe to come to school when there are immigration raids in the community. Would prohibit schools from collecting data on students’ citizenship status.
Bill #AB 132 Status: Passed Assembly; to Senate Education
CONSEQUENCES OF DROPPING OUT
Would encourage schools to provide at-risk students with a “consequences of dropping out” notice developed by the CDE. (Co-sponsored bill)
Bill #AB 374 Status: Assembly Appropriations
COMMUNITY COLLEGE FUNDING
Would provide for a permanent backfill of shortfalls in property taxes to California Community Colleges.
Bill #AB 551 Status: Assembly Appropriations
50% LAW COMPLIANCE
Would require the California Community Colleges chancellor’s office to conduct annual random audits to ensure district compliance with existing law that requires 50 percent of education dollars to be spent on instructors’ salaries.
Bill #AB 581 Status: Assembly Appropriations
75/25 FACULTY RATIO COMPLIANCE
Would ensure full compliance with law that mandates 75 percent of instruction be performed by full-time faculty in California Community Colleges within three years of passage.
Bill #AB 1095 Status: Assembly Appropriations