From: Sarah Dean
To: Dean Sanpei,
Subject: education
Date: Fri Feb 21 16:59:42 MST 2014

There are two bills I urge you to support HB 81 and HB 342.  HB81 is important because the test tends to drive the curriculum, if parents know what is on the test the can keep tabs on what is being taught their children, to hinder any agenda.

HB 342 is even more important, it will force our curriculum to be created and maintained locally, by parents, teachers and local school board members.  It will prevent our children’s education from being driven by special interests, such as textbook publishers, and test designers.  Anytime we can maintain local control instead of being a cog in the wheel it is best.


Sarah A. Dean