From: Rachel Lewis
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,
Subject: Please Pass HB 169 and SB 139
Date: Thu Mar 06 20:33:03 MST 2014
Dear members of the House Education Committee,

Please pass HB 169 - Student Privacy Act.  I know that most parents, like me, are very concerned about having their children's privacy protected.   We are careful what we post online, and yet personal data is collected without our consent through these tests given out at school.   

I also strongly encourage you to pass SB 139 out of committee.  This is a homeschool amendment that puts the educational choices back on the shoulders of the parents, where it rightly belongs.   With very few exceptions, no one is more deeply concerned and invested in a child's education than their parents.  I enjoy homeschooling several my own children, and associate with many other homeschooling families within the state of Utah.   These parents are dedicated in seeing that their children receive a wholesome, well-rounded education, and do not need to be dictated as to what or how long their children are taught each day by the state board of education.  

Thank you for your time,

Rachel Lewis

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