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: oppose HB 96
Date: Thu Feb 06 14:25:57 MST 2014
As a citizen of the state of Utah, as a parent, and as an educator, I oppose HB 96. Please do not push preschool in this state.
1) Kindergarten was meant to be the stepping stone in to school and now it is "mandatory" and in many cases has turned in to a full day program. The Obama administration has made it clear that they plan to start educating children at birth and this appears to be the first step. http://www.ed.gov/early-learning
2) Head Start already exists to fulfill the need this bill is trying to accomplish. Use that program more effectively instead of creating a new drain on the educational systems already struggling financial situation.