From: Chris Jolley
To: Aaron Osmond, Brad Last, Carol Moss, David Lifferth, Daniel McCay, Dean Sanpei, Francis Gibson, Greg Hughes, Howard Stephenson, Jerry Stevenson, Jim Nielson, Keven John Stratton, Kraig Powell, Marie Poulson, Mark Madsen, Patrice Arent, Pat Jones, Richard Cunningham, Steve Eliason, Steve Urquhart, Stuart Reid, Val Peterson, Lowry Snow,
Subject: Please vote NO on HB 131
Date: Thu Feb 20 16:36:46 MST 2014
Body:

Dear Honorable Sir/Madam:

Please oppose HB 131 Public Education Modernization Act.

Any bill that supports the storing of data on our children threatens privacy. These children can’t even vote, so just as our founding fathers fought taxation without representation, we need to fight infringement upon privacy without representation.

Mobile devices in the classroom may sound like a good idea on paper, but how many smart phones and tablets have you seen with broken glass fronts? Do you think that children will be more careful with these devices that they did not pay for than their parents are with their devices that they did pay for? Absolutely not! We could be buying new devices every year!

Where we are struggling to pay for paper, what makes us think we can easily pay for electronic devices?

Common Core or euphemistically changed Utah Core curriculum is divisive and controversial at best. To spend $200 million on devices to support this program is unwise. Utah may get rid of the Core next year. There are many parents and teachers who are fighting against it right now.

Sincerely,

Chris Jolley

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