From: Brian and Elisha
To: Francis Gibson, Lowry Snow, Patrice Arent, Richard Cunningham, Steve Eliason, Greg Hughes, Brad Last, David Lifferth, Daniel McCay, Carol Moss, Jim Nielson, Val Peterson, Marie Poulson, Kraig Powell, Dean Sanpei, Keven John Stratton,
Subject: HB 96
Date: Thu Feb 06 04:06:40 MST 2014
Body:
I oppose HB 96 for so many reasons and would hope you would also oppose this bill.
 
1) This is just another threat to the institute of family.  The best place a child can be is under the tutelage of his or her parents.  It seems that government continues to try to take over the role that the father and mother have divinely been given.  A prominent religious and political leader once stated:
 
“It is a fundamental truth that the responsibilities of motherhood cannot be successfully delegated. No, not to day-care centers, not to schools, not to nurseries, not to babysitters. We become enamored with men’s theories such as the idea of preschool training outside the home for young children. Not only does this put added pressure on the budget, but it places young children in an environment away from mother’s influence. Too often the pressure for popularity, on children and teens, places an economic burden on the income of the father, so mother feels she must go to work to satisfy her children’s needs. That decision can be most shortsighted. It is mother’s influence during the crucial formative years that forms a child’s basic character. Home is the place where a child learns faith, feels love, and thereby learns from mother’s loving example to choose righteousness. How vital are mother’s influence and teaching in the home—and how apparent when neglected!”  
 
2) In the bill it states: "   "Eligible LEA" means an LEA that has a data system capacity to collect
    longitudinal academic outcome data, including special education use by student, by identifying
    each student with a statewide unique student identifier.
 
  I oppose Common Core and this fits right along with the idea of tracking students from preschool to college.
 
3) Instead of focusing so much on more funding for education, more ways to get our children out of the home sooner, and setting them on a career path before they have ever entered high school, why don't we focus on helping and strengthening families.  As one article stated, " We need more parent education and less institutionalizing of young children." http://www.moorefoundation.com/article/48/about-moore-home-schooling/moore-foundation/articles/when-education-becomes-abuse.
 
Please oppose this bill.
 
Elisha Jones

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Families are together forever.