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,
Date: Thu Feb 06 03:32:59 MST 2014


As a parent who is already affected by poor Common Core standards, I am begging you, our representatives, to oppose another bill that tracks our children and invades our privacies any further! 

"[We should] reassert the primary right and responsibility of parents for the total education of their children, including social values, religious convictions, and political concepts... Parents should stand firm on this and not be intimidated by professional educators. After all, it's their children and their money." (An Enemy Hath Done This, p. 231) ~ by Ezra Taft Benson

"The phrase federal aid to education is deceptive and dishonest. What is really meant is 'federal taxes for education.' The federal government cannot 'aid' education. All it can do is tax the people, shuffle the money from one state to another and skim off its administrative costs from the top. Only the people can aid education. They can do it safer, faster, and cheaper within their local communities than by going through the middleman in Washington. Federal taxes for education means federal control over education. No matter how piously the national planners tell us that they will not dictate policies to local school systems, it is inevitable that they will in the long run. In fact, they already are doing it. Whenever the federal government spends tax money for any purpose, it has an obligation to determine how and under what conditions that money is used. Any other course would be irresponsible." (An Enemy Hath Done This, p. 231.) ~ by Ezra Taft Benson

Thank you for reading,

Patricia Jacobson

Roy, Utah