Still Sleepless in America: The paradox of local control in education

Stacy Simera. 2015. Still Sleepless in America: The paradox of local control in education. Education and Health 33(2),33-35. PDF

I thought you might like hearing that Education and Health was specifically mentioned in hearings for California Senate Bill 328, a proposed bill that sets limits on how early the school day can start in the state. The bill passed the state senate, and is now moving through the assembly. Yesterday was a vital vote in the assembly education committee. Assembly member Kevin Kiley, who had previously voted no on the bill, read directly from the guest editorial I wrote for you back in 2015 on the paradox of local control "Still Sleepless in America" and cited it as the reason he changed his vote to yes, and it passed the committee yesterday, July 10th, by just one vote.

 

He speaks one hour and ten minutes in: https://www.assembly.ca.gov/media/assembly-education-committee-20190710/...
 

- Stacy Simera

 

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