Change is coming to children’s ability to see the words they are reading!
In the Washington Legislature this session, House Bill 1865 is moving along.
House Bill 1865 will require schools to test for near vision as well as for distance vision, so that teachers will know that their children can or can’t see to read, not just whether they can see the no-longer-used chalkboards in their classroom.
The bill has passed the House and is in the hands of the Senate Early Learning and K-12 Education Committee. That Senate committee held a hearing on the Bill on March 17th. Testifying on behalf of the bill, retired Shoreline teacher Katie Johnson reminded the legislators that “Children do not read at twenty feet away!”
The Senate will be voting on House Bill 1865 in the next two weeks.
If you live in Washington, call your state Senator and tell him/her (politely) to support children's vision!