To: Jim Dunnigan, Jacob Anderegg, Johnny Anderson, Jim Bird, Gage Froerer, Dana Layton, Jeremy Peterson, Marc Roberts, Jon Stanard, Brad Wilson, Francis Gibson, Lowry Snow, Richard Cunningham, Steve Eliason, Greg Hughes, Brad Last, David Lifferth, Daniel McCay, Jim Nielson, Val Peterson, Kraig Powell, Dean Sanpei, Keven John Stratton, Paul Ray, LaVar Christensen, Stewart Barlow, Brian Greene, mkennedy, Ronda Menlove, Edward Redd, Roger Barrus, Jerry Anderson, Kay Christofferson, Steve Handy, Michael Mckell, Curt Webb, John Westwood, Craig Hall, Eric Hutchings, Kay Mciff, Lee Perry, Curtis Oda, Richard Greenwood, Keith Grover, Don Ipson, John Knotwell, Earl Tanner, mnoel, Doug Sagers, Melvin Brown, Jack Draxler, Becky Edwards, Ken Ivory, John G. Mathis, Merrill Nelson, Ryan Wilcox, Brad Dee, Rebecca Lockhart, Dixon Pitcher, Jon Cox, Robert Spendlove,
Subject: This bill is very bad
Date: Sun Feb 09 00:12:47 MST 2014
From: "Utah Eagle Forum" < firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Alert - CALL HOUSE REPS OVER THE WEEKEND -- Ask them to vote NO on HB-96 Early Childhood Learning
Date: February 7, 2014 6:05:12 PM MST
To: "" < email@example.com>
Please CALL TEXT Republican Members of the House THIS WEEKEND!It will come up for a vote Monday!(See talking points below!)Ask them to VOTE "NO" onHB 96 Utah School Readiness Initiative (Rep. G.Hughes)See bill text here: http://le.utah.gov/~2014/bills/static/HB0096.html
06 R Anderegg Jacob 801-901-3580 cell
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56 R Christofferson Kay 801-592-5709 cell
44 D Cosgrove Tim 801-685-0673 hm
58 R Cox Spencer 435-232-0707 cell
50 R Cunningham Rich 801-722-4942 cell
11 R Dee Brad 801-479-5495 hm
03 R Draxler Jack 435-752-1488 hm
22 D Duckworth Susan 801-250-0728 hm
39 R Dunnigan Jim 801-968-8594 hm
20 R Edwards Becky 801-554-1968 cell
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51 R Hughes Greg 801-572-5305 hm
38 R Hutchings Eric 801-963-2639 hm
75 R Ipson Don 435-673-8216 hm
47 R Ivory Ken 801-694-8380 cell
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71 R Last Brad 435-635-7334 hm
60 R Layton Dana 801-717-6537 cell
02 R Lifferth David 801-358-9124 cell
64 R Lockhart Becky 801-369-6784 cell
55 R Mathis John 435-789-7316 hm
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68 R Nelson Merrill 801-328-3600
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10 R Pitcher Dixon 801-710-9150 cell
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54 R Powell Kraig 435-657-0185
13 R Ray Paul 801-725-2719 cell
04 R Redd Edward 435-760-3177 cell
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21 R Sagers Douglas 435-830-3485 cell
63 R Sanpei Dean 801-979-5711 cell
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74 R Snow Lowry 435-703-3688 cell
62 R Stanard Jon 435-415-4631 cell
48 R Stratton Keven 801-836-6010 cell
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31 D Wiley Larry 801-487-8095 hm
15 R Wilson Brad 801-425-1028 cell
We have lots of questions about this bill:
- Do we REALLY think institutionalizing 3-4 year old babies is a good idea?
- When 3 and 4 year olds, who lack the maturity, mental capacity and attention spans to learn in institutional settings . . . when they learn best through the active involvement of play . . . how can we expect any real benefit?
- Isn't this just government funded daycare?
- Is this the best use of our education dollars?
- Why would we want to institute any program that rewards failure?
- Why are we trying yet another pre-school program when 'Head Start' has proved to be ineffective and a waste of money by every measure?
- How is this pre-school program any different than 'Head Start', and how will the results be measured?
- When countries such as Finland and Denmark lead the world in academic achievement without formally educating their children until age 8, why do we want to do the opposite with our tiny children?
- With anti-social behavior on the rise, why would we want to put our child at risk for Attachment Disorder by separating them from their parents at such a young age for hours of preschool?To see our point dramatized, please watch this short video that was produced to address SB-42 (similar preschool legislation) called "Play, not Pre-K" and imagine YOUR child, or grandchild, or neice and nephew in the place of the darling little 3 year old . . .REMEMBER, this bill would create government contracts with private entities to fund pre-school programs administered by The State Board of Education AND the Department of WORKFORCE SERVICES!
A special revenue fund is created with YOUR TAX DOLLARS ($5 MILLION on-going), FEDERAL GRANTS, and private donations. Private investors contract with the state, but the bill is exceptionally vague about who they might be and what their role in the program is.
The private investors must be paid back WITH INTEREST for each individual child who succeeds, meaning that Big Brother must track every child! So to determine results, they need yet another database for keeping your tiny child's information.
Starting on line 84 of the bill it states Local Education Agencies (LEAs or SCHOOLS) have "a data system capacity to collect longitudinal academic outcome data. . with a statewide unique student identifier." Longitudinal data is the study of the same child who is researched and observed over a long period of time. The data is classified as P20W which means, Preschool, thru 20 years of schooling, into Workforce.
Republican House Members: