How about we tell people that they should read to their kids, spend time with
their kids, and be good examples to their kids. There is no reason to spend tax
money on something that should be taken care of by one or two parents. Parents
need to step up.
“I cannot undertake to lay my finger on that article of the Constitution
which granted a right to Congress of expending, on objects of benevolence, the
money of their constitutents.”-James Madison
@ IDC,You hit it dead on. Just another example of Obama giving
entitlements to people and taking away personal responsibility. Now the
government raising our kids, paying for groceries, etc
This proposal should be shot down. It can't work as long as the federal
government is involved. Their own program is a failure. Remember "Results
of a December 2012 federal study on the $8 billion federal Head Start program,
are disappointing. Benefits of the program show up clearly as children who
attend move into kindergarten, the study concluded, but those benefits fade away
by about third grade."If they are already failing at the limited
pre-school program that they have, why give them more money and more children to
run through a failed system?
Next it'll be government-funded and -run daycare for infants. And sadly,
that idea will appeal to a lot of people.
Parents need to volunteer their time to their children to make the real
difference. The tax payers already give parents $3,800 for each child to be
read to daily. Parents or family are the best way to help children get through
the educational processes. It is not just school learning that children need.
It is to have experiences with each other as parents are the best supplement a
child can have. Utah teachers are some of the best teachers a student can have.
They are dedicated and professional in more than can be certified or qualified
in. We do have more children in each family as a general rule. However, there
are still many special needs children where the parents need assistance in
getting through each day. I am amazed at how well the various
teachers, aides, assistants and resource personnel help these children each day.
It is not an easy task and parents with those children are fortunate to have
people that care for and educate their children in more than the required
curriculum.Teachers in Utah need respect for their values, talents
and abilities from elected leaders. These professional and certified
individuals are special for our children.
For the passed thirty years, I've heard about studies, and research,--then
witnessed the decline of educated Americans. Our doctors, nurses, engineers,
chemists, etc, are now from other countries. This, while we hold the worlds
record for funding.Let our children go, and let parents raise them.
Let's get back to the basics.