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Brian Dahle on Education

 

 


I strongly support school choice, charter schools

Just as schools and communities are diverse, so are families and what they want from their children's school. I strongly support school choice and would support charter schools as part of the public school network instead of treating them as the enemy as the majority party in Sacramento has done in recent years. I believe in transparency so parents can know what's happening in their schools.
Source: San Diego Union-Tribune on 2022 California Governor race , May 15, 2022

Voted NO on bilingual education in public schools

Excerpts from Legislative Counsel's Digest:
Source: California legislative voting records: SB 1174 , Aug 26, 2014

For suspension of students for willful defiance of authority

Legislative Summary:˙AB420: This bill would eliminate the authority to suspend a pupil in kindergarten or grades 1 to 3, and the authority to recommend for expulsion a pupil in kindergarten or grades 1 to 12, for disrupting school activities or otherwise willfully defying the valid authority of those school personnel engaged in the performance of their duties.

Analysis by ACLU of Northern California, Oct 20, 2014:˙Gov. Brown signed AB 420 which will eliminate the most extreme uses of harsh discipline under the category of "willful defiance." Gov. Brown's signature on AB420 represents a huge step forward for students in California. The enactment of AB 420 places our state at the front of the pack: we are leading in making meaningful advancements in civil liberties as other states turn in the opposition direction.

Legislative Outcome:˙Passed Senate 24-8-8 on 8/19/14; Passed Assembly 62-16-1 on 8/21; Brian Dahle voted NO; Signed on Sep/27

Source: ACLU of Northern California: analysis of voting record AB420 , Aug 21, 2014

Voted NO on progress testing instead of achievement testing

Excerpts from Legislative Counsel's Digest:

Status:˙Concurrence vote passed House, 54-22-2; passed Senate 26-7-6; approved by Governor 10/2/13.

OnTheIssues Explanation:˙MAPP meets the new federal Common Core standards, while STAR met the previous federal No-Child-Left-Behind standards. Voting for the MAPP standards implies support of Common Core. (Brian Dahle voted NAY).

Source: California legislative voting records: AB 484 , Sep 11, 2013

Voted NO on student sports choice based on gender identity

Excerpts from Legislative Counsel's Digest:˙Existing law prohibits public schools from discriminating on the basis of specified characteristics, including gender, gender identity, and gender expression, and specifies various statements of legislative intent and the policies of the state in that regard. Existing law requires that participation in a particular physical education activity or sport, if required of pupils of one sex, be available to pupils of each sex.

This bill would require that a pupil be permitted to participate in sex-segregated school programs and activities, including athletic teams and competitions, and use facilities consistent with his or her gender identity, irrespective of the gender listed on the pupil's records.

Status:Bill passed House, 46-25-8; passed Senate, 21-9-8; approved by Governor, August 12, 2013. (Brian Dahle voted NAY).

Source: California legislative voting records: AB 1266 , Jul 3, 2013

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