From: Estella Mendez
To: Brad Last, Lowry Snow, LaVar Christensen, Kim Coleman, Bruce Cutler, Steve Eliason, Justin Fawson, Francis Gibson, Eric Hutchings, David Lifferth, Daniel McCay, Carol Moss, mnoel, Marie Poulson,
Subject: OPPOSITION to HB164
Date: Tue Feb 16 05:39:25 MST 2016
Body:
Dear Education Committee Members,

Please oppose the HB 164 specially for the negative influences toward our parental rights and the dynamics with our children. This HB 164 bill removes parents' right to opt out of SAGE Interim & SAGE Formative (because they are not "end-of-grade-level" tests), & any other software programs provided by the State.  Also, these bill allows for incentives/rewards to be given to students who take the test, which means students whose parents have opted them out will be excluded. How will children feel when their peers are receiving treats & they are not? Who will be the "bad guy" in this situation? The parents. 

Cordially,
 
Estella Méndez

Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear. (Ephesians 4:29)