Education bill advances to governor’s desk

Steve Fox

Steve Fox

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Steve Fox (D-Palmdale) today announced that Senate amendments to Assembly Bill (AB) 631 were approved by the Assembly. This bill was passed unanimously by Senate and Assembly committees, as well as both legislative houses, and now will advance to the office of Governor Brown for his approval.

“The fact that all of my colleagues in both houses gave this bill unanimous consent throughout the legislative process speaks to the need for education for all of California’s youth,” Fox said. “Our most vulnerable children were protected by every member of these law-making bodies.”

AB 631 will allow for additional English and mathematics classes for children in juvenile court schools to improve student proficiency.

Test scores demonstrate many students in juvenile court schools are three or more years below grade level academically. Because these students are persistently behind scholastically, they continue to struggle as they move through the educational system or simply drop out.

The goals of AB 631 are to target academic weaknesses of students while they are in juvenile court schools and to prepare them for success so they do not return to juvenile camps.

“People who struggle with reading and math as children often suffer from unemployment as adults,” said Fox. “Education takes people from the margins to the mainstreams of society. I am gratified that my colleagues voted to give at-risk youth a meaningful chance for a successful future.”

This is the first bill in Assemblymember Fox’s freshman legislative package that will be on the Governor’s desk.

(Information via press release from Assemblymember Steve Fox .)

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  13 comments for “Education bill advances to governor’s desk

  1. Michael Rives
    August 9, 2013 at 11:28 am

    I cannot understand why we can’t just have a branch of CSU Bakersfield at AV College? Why do we have to spend millions of dollars to purchase land and build classrooms to create a separate campus? Besides that, in the future, most classes will be probably be online anyway.

    • Melissa
      August 9, 2013 at 11:55 am

      There already is a branch at AV College! People want to invest in education and we should be allowed to do so.

    • Jason Zink
      August 10, 2013 at 7:29 am

      Palmdale City and AV College have wasted 20+ years in not bringing a college campus to Palmdale, further more they wasted $5 Million on a site that sits on the San Andreas earthquake fault, these are educated people. Palmdale School District and AVUHSD are a party to this “Sad Affair” of not bringing higher education to South/East AV!

    • Jay
      August 11, 2013 at 4:46 pm

      Why? because the decision are made out in Bakersfield not in the AV the would give two rats A**es about the av campus. Plus a WASC accredited college campus becomes a major employers in the region and many big CSUs and all UCs are self sufficient with funding through research and sports

  2. qhr
    August 9, 2013 at 6:13 am

    Great job. Please keep pushing for the Cal State AV campus.

  3. Memememe
    August 8, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    This guy guy has done more in 6 months than the a republicans in our neighboring city in 10 years!

    • Jason Zink
      August 10, 2013 at 7:13 am

      State Senator Steve Knight is from Palmdale Republican and all the city councilmembers from Palmdale are Republican should they be replaced? so what’s the deal in pointing out Lancaster?

      • Memememe
        August 10, 2013 at 12:00 pm

        Knight should most definetly be replaced!!!

        • Palmdale_Steve
          August 10, 2013 at 12:10 pm

          With who?

          One of the usual Democratic Klub Klowns, or maybe San or one of TRex’s hand picked Klowns.

          • Jay
            August 11, 2013 at 4:44 pm

            Well the Only Dem in the Valey has done more fore it than Knight has in 6 plus years in Sac… Maybe time for a change?

          • where is my share?
            August 13, 2013 at 10:58 pm

            Well, it seems that George Runner’s court jester Drew Mercy is blasting on Facebook that Steve Fox is a liar because of some obscure bill that nobody cares about. Do the republicans in this valley have no other plays in their playbook other than hate? I’m trying hard to think of some recent republican initiative that had benefited us here. Mr. Mercy needs to step back, calm down, have a few brews and let his leader in hate George Runner be the designated driver. Then they should get together and figure out why the voters in the District should care about the next buffoon that they’ll put forward
            Let’s hope it’s Ron Smith in 2014! Run, Ron? Run!

  4. Mr. Mister
    August 8, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    And your state, I might add.

  5. Mr. Mister
    August 8, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    Good job Mr. Fox! Way to represent your distrcit! Keep up the good work.

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