I agree with the legislator who is reported to have said mothers should stay home with young children, with the provision that they receive at least $30,000 per year to do so.

Child caregivers are notoriously under-compensated. Welfare has also been cut and moms sent to the labor market.Utah's teenagers score near the top on the ACT test on the basis of heroic efforts of Utah's underpaid teachers.

Let's give our children's caregivers a financial boost. It should be more than a labor of love.

Kathryn E. Brandon

Salt Lake City