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SR-9 (2013-2014)

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Enrolled  January 28, 2013
Passed  IN  Senate  January 28, 2013

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2013–2014 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Resolution
No. 9


Introduced by Senator Huff

January 11, 2013


Relative to School Choice Week


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SR 9, Huff.

WHEREAS, The California Constitution requires the Legislature to encourage by all suitable means the promotion of intellectual, scientific, moral, and agricultural improvement; and
WHEREAS, Excellence in education is a primary goal of the State of California; and
WHEREAS, California’s student body is one of the most diverse in the world and therefore requires diverse educational opportunities; and
WHEREAS, A child’s residence should not determine the quality of his or her education; and
WHEREAS, All students in California, regardless of background, should have access to the highest quality schools possible; and
WHEREAS, Taxpayers and parents who fund the public school system should be able to choose which school is best for their children within state and local legal parameters; and
WHEREAS, School choice promotes parental involvement; and
WHEREAS, School choice spans all socioeconomic, political, cultural, and ethnic groups; and
WHEREAS, California recognizes the many high-quality teachers and school employees in public and nonpublic schools who are committed to educating children; and
WHEREAS, Parents, students, and teachers in states across the nation come together each year to recognize school choice and the need for effective educational options for all children; now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the Senate of the State of California, That the Senate proclaims the week of January 27, 2013, through February 2, 2013, as “School Choice Week”; and be it further
Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate transmit copies of this resolution to the author for appropriate distribution.