From: Cherilyn Eagar
To: Dean Sanpei,
Subject: Please Vote NO SB 34
Date: Thu Mar 13 12:56:20 MDT 2014
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Thursday, March 13, 2014
Please vote NO SB 34 Governance of the Utah Education and Workforce Alliance

The purpose of education is NOT to align schools with the workforce to accommodate large corporations that need their employees trained.  They are multimillion dollar global industries.  It is their job to train their own employees, not the taxpayer.  They used to do this, but now we lean on government to do so much that it was never intended to do. 

These reforms started many years ago.  We are dumbing down education with workforce training, tracking and managing. 

And this is the outcome:

Please remember we are funding government schools.  Do we really want to give government the authority to manage the workforce through education?  Of course the U.S. Chamber loves it - they care only about the Bottom Line and the corporations they represent want a cheap labor force. 

Why is it that immigrants who came from countries that managed their workforces through the school system are typically the ones scratching their heads and calling us "stupid Americans?"

Please listen to my immigrant friend - a world class athlete from Russia - who came to this country in 1991 to get away from the controlled workforce training schools of the Soviet Union.  This is what she had to say about what we are doing: "I need your help.  I think I need to home school my daughter." 

She gets it.  It's the Tweedle-dumb Down of America.

After the session I am giving comprehensive online presentations and will be inviting my immigrant friend to join me to explain her experience and what she sees here in America.

Please vote No SB 34

If you have questions, please contact me. 


Cherilyn Eagar

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