New proposal fights poverty one family at a time

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    Jan. 30, 2014 9:04 p.m.

    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!

  • Beam Me Up Scotty Layton, UT
    Jan. 29, 2014 6:08 p.m.

    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.

  • A_Chinese_American Cedar Hills, UT
    Jan. 29, 2014 11:11 a.m.

    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!

  • GaryO Virginia Beach, VA
    Jan. 29, 2014 9:35 a.m.

    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.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Jan. 28, 2014 8:33 p.m.

    Past proposals were followed by increased poverty.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Jan. 28, 2014 8:26 p.m.

    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.