Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1986-09-301
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T.y.B,3Q,,m Vd. 4 r- HTS7 fHl 1 Kindegarten cuts: What does i r" ?Tj research show? r"H "' W tb-" -?"a Susan Fishburn , w- i ; A ' - ' -.'' News Editor r -A t , t S2?"-? ' ; .... '-- y N . , - ' f. . A TIME FOR LOVE at WSC's Children's School. Parent involvement is required in the program. (.Signpost photo: Jeff Bybee) Kindergarten may be cut based on the findings of a questionable study done in the 1960's, according to Carol Hahn, director of the Melba Lahner Children's School at Weber State College. "The most frightening thing to me, is that these recommendations are coming from the State Board of Education," Hahn said. "Recombined studies show that there were very good gains," she continued. Despite strong research results in more recent studies that indicate early childhood education is very valuable ... "Some Utahns who believe that a preschool experience is expendable, recently have been making the rounds in the local media claiming that 'all the research indicates that' enough to convince our own State Legislature," said Tom W. Draper, Associate Professor, Early Childhood Education at BYU. (See KINDERGARTEN CUTS on page 2) Mc dou Commenting on a recent interview appearing in the Weber State Signpost, 1st Congressional District candidate Gunn McKay questioned the remarks of his opponent regarding the condition of the Utah economy. "Those who claim Utah's economy is getting stronger either don't know the facts or choose to ignore them," said McKav. "Information I receive indicates disturbing trends in our economic structure, "citing ' recent Utah Foundation and Employment Security Department studies, McKay pointed to sluggish economic growth and substitution of low-wage for high-wage jobs as causes for current strain on state and local revenues and concern among Utah taxpayers."A month ago the state projected a $36 million budget deficit; last week the forecast grew to $48 million and is likely to get worse," continued McKay. The former five-term congressman cited further evidence of economic problems with State Tax Commission data revealing mining purchases down 26 percent, manufacturing purchases down 11 percent, transportation sales down 39 percent, energy sales down 10 percent, and construction purchases down 50 percent. Referring to the Signpost interview quoting Rep. Jim Hansen as saying Utah's economic picture looks bright, McKay said, "This doesn't sound like an economy that is growing. I know the thousands of Utahns who have been working in mining, manufac- bts Hansen's outlook turing and agriculture can't say that he or she is better off than they were five or six years ago." "Inflation is down because our energy and mineral industries and agriculture are all in a serious slump," said McKay. "Even with lower inflation, real monthly wages in Utah are 5 percent lower today than they were six years ago, and the ability of our younger families to buy homes has declined for five straight years." The most disappointing trend in the state's economic performance according to McKay is the inability to generate enough jobs to accommodate Utah's population growth, leading to out-migration from the state in recent years. McKay concluded by criticizing his opponent for seeming content with the status quo and inaction. "It's time to pull our head out of the sand," said McKay. "In order to get the economy moving again, we've simply got to deal with the trade crisis, the farm depression and the federal deficit. We have every reason to be optimistic about our economic future, but only if we seriously address our problems now. We must regain our competitiveness, we must have excellence in education, we cannot abandon basic industries, and we must exercise fiscal discipline. These are difficult but not insurmountable challenges. I believe that Utahns, and the people and institutuions of this country are willing to forthrightly address these challenges." -. - , - . 7 : rr --C- ;. f : ' ' " ; - . - i J? f i ill M if - V? : v - v- I . f - 't ;. -mjIW.-.r,lal- , n1 'urn- " ' - '- - GLNN Mt KAY: This doesn't sound like an economy that mg. Signpost photo: JaNae Barlow) s grow- Financial policy amended by ASWSC student senate Heather Forsgren Assistant News Editor The ASWSC senate yesterday unanimously passed an amendment to the financial policy that could affect at least 24 students on tuition waivers, according to Kathy Junk, secretary to ASWSC. The amendment to the policy was written to further define the conditions of probation for those receiving student compensation from ASWSC. This includes both elected and appointed positions. The changes were mostly for clarification, according to Greg Ostler, ASWSC technology senator. The policy says that anv student whose cumlative grade point (GPA) average falls below 2.5 will not receive the tution waiver for the following quarter and will be required to meet with the appropriate ASWSC advisor to receive guidance. If at the end of the quarter a student has received a quarterly GPA of 2.5, performed all of the duties of their position and received a positive evaluation and approval from the appropriate executive officer and appropriate advisor, then the tuition will then be reimbursed.However, if a student's cumlative GPA is not over the 2.5 mark then the student will remain on probationary status and will have to repeat the process. "The student would be able to retain position as long as the student meets probationary requirements each quarter," according to the document. It is possible for a student to remain on probation throughout the tenure of the position, said Ostler. According to the legislation, students who did not meet the probationary requirements "will be released" from their posistion. In other senate business, the amendment to the financial policy concerning petty cash and the food policy was again voted passed. In last week's meeting the senate inadvertently passed the legislation without waiting a week. Senate procedure prescribes that legislation is introduced one week and voted upon the next week unless a specific vote for the suspension of the rules is passed.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1986-09-30, Vol. 47, No. 3|
|Creator||Weber State College|
|Contributors||Associated Students of Weber College; A generous grant from the Utah State Library and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.|
|Description||Weber's current student newspaper, the Signpost, first appeared on September 29, 1937. For two years prior to that time, campus news was disseminated via announcements posted on a bulletin board known as the "Signpost". As a result, the masthead of the first issue of the paper itself featured a rudimentary wooden sign with the title spelled out in rustic-looking letters. Over the years the paper has been published continuously, though the look, size and style has changed several times.|
|Subject||College student newspapers and periodicals; Weber State College|
|Publisher Digital||Stewart Library, Weber State University|
|Source||University Archives LD5893.W55 S5, Stewart Library, Weber State University|
|Rights Management||Public Domain. Courtesy of University Archives, Stewart Library, Weber State University.|