From: Claire Grover
To: Francis Gibson, Lowry Snow, Patrice Arent, Richard Cunningham, Steve Eliason, Greg Hughes, Brad Last, David Lifferth, Daniel McCay, Carol Moss, Jim Nielson, Val Peterson, Marie Poulson, Kraig Powell, Dean Sanpei, Keven John Stratton,
Subject: Please vote NO HB 96
Date: Thu Feb 06 16:42:47 MST 2014
Body:
This bill advances preschool agendas.
I absolutely oppose it for 2 reasons.

1. Head Start, the comprehensive preschool program started in 1965, went 45 years and spent $166 billion and was proven a complete failure. Lets not repeat history.

http://www.cato.org/publications/commentary/head-start-tragic-waste-money

2. The bill calls for schools to collect longitudinal data on children which fits perfectly into the Common Core P20W database Utah has created. (P20W is preschool through grade 20 and into the workforce for tracking everyone)

I'm concerned about the amount of data collection the Federal Government feels is necessary, regarding our children. The common core program seems to collect an awful lot of individually identifiable data on children, and this program is an attempt to do the same for our younger children.

Thank you for your consideration of my thoughts, and for your service in our community.
Take care,

Claire Grover
Wife, and mother to 3 bouncing boys.
Musician, Orchestra at Temple Square

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