From: Heidi Bastian
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: Vote No on HB 417
Date: Wed Mar 05 20:57:38 MST 2014
Dear Members of the House Committee:

I am writing concerning HB 417.  It is my understanding that this bill will spend around $1 million to provide technology using Common Core aligned lexile reading metrics for assessing English standards.  The goal of the new metric is to raise informational text above great literary works.  I understand that with this metric Common Core uses the Grapes of Wrath in second grade. Please vote against this bill.

Best Regards,

H. Bastian