Subject: VOTE NO ON HB 417
Date: Fri Feb 28 19:31:35 MST 2014
I would urge you to withdraw HB417 – ELA Instructional Tool. This bill gives an unprecedented amount of local control over to a system of central planning and completely bypasses the Instructional Materials Commission. It also erodes parental rights and infringes on our privacy as citizens. “Screen Time” is no substitute for teacher interaction and yet screen time is an increasing amount of our kid’s school day. This bill only makes that worse. Please withdraw the bill and take the time to get more input from parents before moving forward.