From: Buffy Snell
To: Buffy Snell,
Subject: H.B 96
Date: Thu Feb 06 15:05:49 MST 2014
Please oppose HB 96 sponsored by Rep. Greg Hughes.
Reasons to Oppose (as researched by Oak Norton, and for which I am also in strong opposition to this bill)--
1) 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)
             84           (4) "Eligible LEA" means an LEA that has a data system capacity to collect
             85       longitudinal academic outcome data, including special education use by student, by identifying
             86       each student with a statewide unique student identifier.

2) 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.
3) The feds are incentivizing data collection and testing for small children and invasive home visits.
4) The Institute of Marriage and Family has shown that early education does NOT benefit children and they should actually begin school later rather than earlier.
Buffy Snell