Subject: PLEASE OPPOSE HB164 with increased limitations of parental rights in education
Date: Tue Feb 16 17:53:35 MST 2016
We oppose the bill for the following reasons:
1) It a llows the end-of-year testing (aka SAGE summative) to be used for student grades and grade promotion.
2) Limits parents' ability to opt out of all software/testing packages purchased by the state, like everything on SAGE (summative, formative, and interim), as well as things like Utah Compose.
3) Allows the State Board to create incentives for students who take the test. Imagine, for a moment, that you have decided to opt your child out of SAGE testing.
Thank you for your consideration, and for your service.
Robin Devey & Family
CountyDelegate, State Delegate, Political and Civic Activist