The Missouri House passed an child care measure as an amendment to a Senate Militia bill.
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The Missouri House passed an child care measure as an amendment to a Senate Militia bill.

Date: May 8, 2012
By: Ruohan Xu
State Capitol Bureau
Links: SB 715

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The Missouri House gave approval to a measure that would restrict a pre-school rating system.
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Wrap: St. Louis County Republican Representative Sue Allen sponsored a measure that would prohibit any rating or evaluation system for early childhood.

Springfield Democratic Representative Sara Lampe was a school teacher, and she supported the measure.

She says children should not be rated at the very early level of life. 

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Description: "And That might be very well keeping some of our needier students or children away from experiences in early childhood that can't qualify, based on that rating scale that might end up losing their grants from being shut down."

St. Louis County Republican Senator Jane Cunningham sponsored a similar version of bill in the Senate.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Ruohan Xu.

Intro: 
The Missouri House passed a measure intended to block an early childhood rating system.
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Wrap: The Missouri House approved a measure that would ban rating or evaluation system from being used at preschool and child cares.

Springfield Democratic Representative Sara Lampe says children should not be rated at the very early level of life. 

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Description: "It will make it more difficult, but I think that's the idea to make that difficult. We will not have a quality rating system, we will not having any future quality rating system, and the person who designed the quality rating system need to be gone."

St. Louis County Republican Senator Jane Cunningham sponsored a similar bill in the Senate.

The House attached the measure as an amendment to a bill dealing with the state military.

The bill now goes back to the Senate for approval.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Ruohan Xu.


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