Update:  The bill has been resurrected.  HB164 will have another vote Monday. Please email and call/text legislators, asking them to vote “No” again.  If this passes, Utah has set a precedent that says that parents do not know best, that they are not the resident experts of their own children; that the government’s SAGE/AIR tests are to be forced on children throughout the year in formative, interim and other tests; that data collected via these tests will be owned by the state, not by the individual; and that students who opt out and fail the class as a result, should blame themselves, and not the ridiculous, top-heavy system that has stymied freedom of education and freedom from unwelcome privacy invasion under the pretense that Common Core tests and standards are valid and helpful and harmless.
Rep. Brad Last
Rep. Lowry Snow 435-703-3688435-703-3688
Rep. LaVar Christensen 801-808-5105801-808-5105
Rep. Kim Coleman 801-865-8970801-865-8970
Rep. Bruce Cutler 801-556-4600801-556-4600
Rep. Steve Eliason 801-673-4748801-673-4748
Rep. Justin Fawson 801-781-0016801-781-0016
Rep. Francis Gibson
Rep. Eric Hutchings
Rep. David Lifferth 801-358-9124801-358-9124
Rep. Daniel McCay 801-810-4110801-810-4110
Rep. Carol Moss – D 801-647-8764801-647-8764
Rep. Michael Noel 435-616-5603435-616-5603
Rep. Marie Poulson – D
What I wrote earlier:
Dear Representatives,
Thank you so much for not allowing HB164 to pass.  I can’t tell you how grateful I am, both as a parent and as a teacher.
It would have been immoral to prevent children from graduating if they didn’t take yearlong, secretive, standardized tests; even more so, when that test, SAGE/AIR, had never been validated (it had never been shown to accurately test what it claimed to test).
The vote against this bill also honored multiple  laws that hold parents as primary decision makers over the education of their children, with the state in a supporting role.
I honor you for this.  Thank you.
Christel Swasey


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  1. Pingback: HELP! The Miracle Got UnMiracled: HB164, voted down, is up for another vote. #PARENTALRIGHTS | COMMON CORE

  2. Please email or call the reps again. They are going to vote on this again, for some reason!!!!! This is bad news. Beg for a no vote. Rep. Brad Last
    Rep. Lowry Snow 435-703-3688
    Rep. LaVar Christensen 801-808-5105
    Rep. Kim Coleman 801-865-8970
    Rep. Bruce Cutler 801-556-4600
    Rep. Steve Eliason 801-673-4748
    Rep. Justin Fawson 801-781-0016
    Rep. Francis Gibson
    Rep. Eric Hutchings
    Rep. David Lifferth 801-358-9124
    Rep. Daniel McCay 801-810-4110
    Rep. Carol Moss – D 801-647-8764
    Rep. Michael Noel 435-616-5603
    Rep. Marie Poulson – D

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