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: please PASS H169 for our students' privacy
Date: Thu Mar 06 15:47:39 MST 2014
Dear Committee member,
I am a mother of 4 kids in public school. I am extremely concerned about privacy issues with the SAGE/AIR testing coming up, and the company to which Utah will be handing over all that computer testing information—which is FAR more than just a test score.
It is well known that one component of the Common (Utah) Core is by design to test and track students by a dozen different non-academic parameters. Many of these, in my opinion, are absolutely no business of the school or of the state (biometric data, bus stop locations, family background information, and much much more.)
HB169 aims to help protect student information and privacy. Please pass it out of committee, and give it your support on the floor.
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