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Joan Buchanan introduces education legislation

Original post made on Mar 22, 2013

Assemblymember Joan Buchanan (D-Alamo), chair of the Assembly Education Committee announced the introduction of two pieces of legislation designed to protect and ensure the safety of children. Assembly Bill 375 focuses on teacher discipline and dismissal, Assembly Bill 1338 covers mandated reporting of child and sexual abuse.

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Posted by Rick Pshaw
a resident of Danville
on Mar 22, 2013 at 2:32 pm

Breaking news!

Joan Buchanan introduces meaningless education bills to put her name before the public. Whatcha going to run for, JB?


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Posted by Douglas
a resident of Blackhawk
on Mar 24, 2013 at 10:57 am

I doubt this new bill will have the teeth of last year's bill - just like Joan, the California Teachers Association was against the bill from last year which would have given districts more power to get rid of teachers in abuse cases.

Not surprisingly, the CTA is on board with Joan's AB 375 and it seems like they were able to get the sponsor of last year's bill to back this one, as a more onerous bill would get serious opposition from Joan and other CTA-friendly legislators.