Today I testified before the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee in Sacramento. My message:
"I stand ready to help you craft an effective alternative that builds on our high-quality and diverse system-and addresses California's current challenges. My department is ready to work with you and the field to achieve these goals. But let's not toss aside decades of research, decades of commitment to California's children, and years of work by this Legislature to preserve and improve early learning in California."