Amendment offered by Sen. Hoon-Yung Hopgood (D) on May 3, 2012, to earmark any budget savings realized in the transition to earlier kindergarten cutoff ages to government "early childhood education" programs. The amendment failed 14 to 24 in the Senate on May 3, 2012.
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The vote was 14 in favor, 24 against, and 0 not voting.
(Senate Roll Call 307)
|Anderson (D)||Bieda (D)||Gleason (D)||Gregory (D)||Hood (D)|
|Hopgood (D)||Hunter (D)||Johnson (D)||Smith (D)||Warren (D)|
|Whitmer (D)||Young (D)|
|Hansen (R)||Jones (R)|
|Booher (R)||Brandenburg (R)||Casperson (R)||Caswell (R)||Colbeck (R)|
|Emmons (R)||Green (R)||Hildenbrand (R)||Hune (R)||Jansen (R)|
|Kahn (R)||Kowall (R)||Marleau (R)||Meekhof (R)||Moolenaar (R)|
|Nofs (R)||Pappageorge (R)||Pavlov (R)||Proos (R)||Richardville (R)|
|Robertson (R)||Rocca (R)||Schuitmaker (R)||Walker (R)|
SENATE LEGISLATORS ALL VOTES
|Y Anderson (D)||Y Bieda (D)||n Booher (R)||n Brandenburg (R)||n Casperson (R)|
|n Caswell (R)||n Colbeck (R)||n Emmons (R)||Y Gleason (D)||n Green (R)|
|Y Gregory (D)||Y Hansen (R)||n Hildenbrand (R)||Y Hood (D)||Y Hopgood (D)|
|n Hune (R)||Y Hunter (D)||n Jansen (R)||Y Johnson (D)||Y Jones (R)|
|n Kahn (R)||n Kowall (R)||n Marleau (R)||n Meekhof (R)||n Moolenaar (R)|
|n Nofs (R)||n Pappageorge (R)||n Pavlov (R)||n Proos (R)||n Richardville (R)|
|n Robertson (R)||n Rocca (R)||n Schuitmaker (R)||Y Smith (D)||n Walker (R)|
|Y Warren (D)||Y Whitmer (D)||Y Young (D)|
Senate Roll Call 307 on The amendment
As a parent of two with early birthdates and an early childhood teacher I love this idea! Kindergarden is not what it used to be and they now attend a whole day. They learn how to read now in kindergarden and play less. Let your kid be a kid as they have there whole life to go to school and to be tired. You can teach them so much at home and there is no need to rush kindregarden. I personal will not be sending my children when they first turn five even if I can. They will both be more then ready!!
Did you read the bill? If your son turns five in Nov. this year he STILL gets to go to kindergarten! The process doesn't even start phasing in until 2013.