Call Members on the Education Committee
and Urge Them to Vote NO on AB 2222!

CABE OPPOSES
AB 2222 (Rubio)

CABE is asking our friends and family to contact members of the Assembly Education Committee to urge them to vote “NO” on AB 2222 (Rubio). This bill would mandate the strict use of the science of reading, focused once again on foundational skills, for all children, including our English learners, from transitional kindergarten through the eighth grade. It would also mandate all professional development for teachers and schools be based solely on the science of reading.

CABE is strongly opposed to the sole use of the science of reading as it is not proven to address the needs of California’s Emergent Bilingual/English learner students. We know teaching our students to read and write in English and other languages is a top priority, AND we strongly believe our students need other literacy elements beyond the science of reading to become proficient readers. Educators need the professional trust to know how to best teach their students.

Using a one-size-fits-all approach does not provide an equitable path for the success of our Emergent Bilingual/English learners. California can do better. Please contact members of the Assembly Education Committee and urge them to vote NO on AB 2222 (Rubio).

 

SAMPLE MESSAGE:

Hello, my name is _______, and I am asking you to vote no on AB 2222 by Assembly Member Rubio. This bill would mandate solely the strict use of the science of reading as a one-size-fits-all on foundational skills, for all children, including our English learners, from transitional kindergarten through the eighth grade. All children, including English learners, need more tools to support reading and literacy but it should not be at the expense of those students who are biliterate.

Please vote no on AB 2222 when it is heard in the Assembly Education Committee.

Assembly Educator Committee Members Political Party Phone No. Email
Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi, Chair
Democrat
(916) 319-2066
Assemblymember Megan Dahle
Republican
(916) 319-2001
Assemblymember Dawn Addis
Democrat
(916) 319-2030
Assemblymember David Alvarez
Democrat
(916) 319-2080
Assemblymember Mia Bonta
Democrat
(916) 319-2018
Assemblymember Josh Hoover
Republican
(916) 319-2007
Assemblymember Kevin McCarty
Democrat
(916) 319-2006