Bill Summaries

Who filed report: Sarah Dean

Bill Number: HB 42

Bill Title: Optional Enhanced Kindergarten Amendments

Bill Grade: D

Bill Sponsors: Snow

Bill Summary:

This bill would have children using software based systems for early reading

Does the bill increase/decrease local control?: Anti-Local Control

How?: The choice of software is determined by the state

Does it increase/decrease parental rights?: Neither

How?: It lessens parental control because there is less access to what the child is reading

Does it help/hurt children?: Hurts Children

How?: The state and third party providers would determine what young children are reading, with little if any parental suppervision.

Any conflicts of interest?: The software companies would be a conflict of interest

Other comments:

Because the reading material is software based, most of the companies doing this are common core based.

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