The Parental Notification of Testing bill (HB 2167) is going to be heard in the full House on Wednesday, 4/9, at 9:00 AM. This is the last legislative hurdle it must clear before it goes to Governor Haslam’s desk. (Its companion bill passed unanimously in the Senate this past Thursday!) The Parental Review of Materials/Opt Out (HB 2453) bill will be heard in the House Education Committee on Tuesday, 4/8, at 11 AM, and its companion Senate bill (SB 2559) will be heard in the full Senate on Tuesday, 4/8, at 10:30 AM.
Contact House Education Committee
Please cut and paste the below text (or something similar) into an email and send it to the emails listed below. If your House Representative happens to be on the Committee, please call his/her office directly and ask him/her to vote in favor of HB 2453. (Phone calls are generally more effective than emails.)
Dear House Education Committee,
I urge you to please vote yes on the Parental Review of Materials (HB 2453) bill. Parents deserve to know which tests and surveys our children are being given and they should also have the right to review/refuse these materials.
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Harry Brooks (Chair) 615-741-6879, John Forgety (Vice-Chair) 615-741-1725, Raumesh Akbari 615-741-3830, Kevin Brooks 615-741-1350, Jim Coley 615-741-8201, Bill Dunn 615-741-1721, Roger Kane 615-741-4110, Ron Lollar 615-741-7084, Harold Love 615-741-3831, Debra Moody 615-741-3774, Joe Pitts 615-741-2043, Dawn White 615-741-6849, Mark White 615-741-4415, Ryan Williams 615-741-1875
Contact House Representatives
Please contact your House Representative and ask him/her to vote yes on the Parental Notification of Testing bill (HB 2167) . You can find his/her information at this link–and remember that phone calls are more effective than emails.
Please contact your Senator about the Parental Review of Materials (SB 2559) bill that will be heard in the Senate on Tuesday. Go to this link to find his/her contact information and ask him/her to vote yes on this bill.
Thank you for continuing to fight against the Tennessee testing madness!