Sounds like a good idea! And Sen Reid may be just the one to head it
off since he has 'walked the walk' personally in his own family.It's wonderful that States are the laboratories where new ideas can
be tested. Having said that, though, voters are interested in
OUTCOMES. The proof will be in the RESULTS. If it doesn't work...end
it and move on!
However well intended this is, it is fraught with problems. Look at areas like
Chicago where teacher salaries average $110,000 and they have several after
school programs. They are failing and we need objective data to understand why
before we jump in and fund similar programs here.
This is not a "game change" law put forward. Maybe the law will have
some positive effect but we should remember whta's most important factor to
kid's education success: Parents Involvelment!
The idea seems reasonable to me. It's well worth the investment if after
school supplementary education can indeed reduce or eliminate the need for
public assistance later in life.Maybe Utah state government will be
smarter than the Federal government and make investments now to prevent future
problems in society.It's common sense, and it is a progressive
solution. But progressive solutions present problems in ideology-bound
Conservative states, where government intercession to improve lives (i.e.
Progressivism) is antithetical to unyielding ideology.But Utah has
shown it's progressive side with its alcohol laws that help to prevent auto
fatalities . . . so just maybe, good sense might prevail in Utah once again.And yes, not all investments work out. But if there is a reasonable
chance of success, then the investment is justified.
Past proposals were followed by increased poverty.
The best learning is done in the morning.After school programs are a
waste of time, and money.This is spinning the wheels in mud.