From: Christel S
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, Mike Noel, Marie Poulson,
Subject: NO on HB 164: Family Rights Matter
Date: Mon Feb 15 23:45:33 MST 2016
Dear Representatives,

HB164 is the bill that takes out the protective word "not" from the sentence that previously said that nationalized (Common Core/SAGE/AIR) test scores "may NOT be considered in determining" student advancement to the next grade, or student grade in the course. (line 80-81)

This means that if a parent exercises her conscience to opt out of the tests to protect a child, for any reason, that child child can fail the class and the grade-- if HB 164 passes.  This goes against Utah code which places parents at the top and the state in a supporting role, in education.

Christel Swasey