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 do not pass HB131, from a concerned parent in Draper, UT
Date: Thu Feb 20 18:32:41 MST 2014
I am concerned about how much money this proposed bill will cost. I am also concerned about how the language of the bill dictates parental involvement, which sounds like a "good" thing, but really is a bad thing. I don't believe that much good will come from so much control over children and parents. What concerns me most is that is implements the Common Core, and since there is no proven track record for this program, as well as having problems with taking away the right of privacy of the child and the right of the parent to be the primary educator, I know that this is an unsuccessful educative program. Especially since California tried this and it did not work, which you can read at the following link:
Besides, do children REALLY NEED to use an iPad in order to learn how to read and do math?
Clearly the idea behind this bill is to ride the band wagon that is the iPad in order to get people to comply with an educative program that does not have educators', parents', and students' best needs and interests at heart. Please do not pass HB131, and thank you for your work.