Subject: Fwd: URGENT ALERT -- Please Contact the House Education Committee TONIGHT/EARLY AM!!!
Date: Thu Feb 06 03:51:53 MST 2014
PLEASE VOTE "NO"
HB 96 Utah School Readiness Initiative (Rep. G.Hughes)
See bill text here: http://le.utah.gov/~2014/bills/static/HB0096.html
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.
So we have lots of questions:
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 . . .