Editorial: One bill solves two problems: Raise school entry age

04.21.2010 | The Reporter

With an ongoing budget crisis in Sacramento, fueled by a weak state economy, it would be nice if a way could be found to reduce state spending on education while actually improving it. A bill by state Sen. Joe Simitian, D-Palo Alto, shows it’s possible.

By changing the age requirements for children to enter kindergarten and first grade — an idea that has been suggested in the past by educators and legislators — California could save about $700 million over three years because…

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