From: clairesse broschinsky
To: Francis Gibson,
Subject: Please vote NO on HB 417
Date: Wed Mar 05 16:40:51 MST 2014
Dear Representative,
I am writing to ask that you please vote NO on HB 417 for ELA Instructional Tool. This bill spends a million dollars per year to put students on a lexile measuring system for texts. This system elevates 'Informational texts' over literature. In case you are somehow STILL unaware, I will say again that Parents, Teachers, and the people of Utah do not  want the common core standards in our state! It is our intention and determination to remove the Utah core, the Mathematics and ELA stnadards, from our state curriculum and to develop our OWN curriculum and standards, testing, etc. This bill is again another step in the wrong direction. When will you start LISTENING to the Parents and Teachers? These are OUR children. We do not want the common core, period. 
Please vote NO on HB 417.
Thank you for your time.
Claire B.