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SB 916 (Allen) THEATRE AND DANCE ACT (TADA!) - SUPPORT
August 18, 2016: The bill passed the Assembly floor (78-0-2).
Summary: This bill would establish single-subject teaching credentials for dance and theatre. Under the current system, persons who major in dance as an undergraduate can only teach dance after obtaining a credential in Physical Education. A theatre undergraduate major can only teach theatre after receiving an English credential. Fact Sheet by bill's authors. Read our Letter of Support, a Joint Letter of Support in partnership with other advocacy organizations, and the California Department of Education's Letter of Support from Tom Torlakson, State Superintendent of Public Instruction.