To: Dean Sanpei, Eric Hutchings, Ken Ivory, Brian King, John G. Mathis, Curtis Oda, Lee Perry, Val Peterson, Paul Ray, Larry Wiley,
Subject: Please Pass HB 342 on Powers and Duties of the State Board of Education
Date: Fri Feb 21 17:18:55 MST 2014
I strongly urge you to pass HB 342 by Rep. Dana Layton. This bill will allow Utah to create its own high quality standards and not be beholden to outside special interest groups that have used Federal bribery through Race to the Top to get us onto Common Core. Common Core isn’t even a complete set of math standards, it’s not college or career ready, and the ELA standards place undue emphasis on informational texts which is not helpful for children’s love of learning. Our sweet children are the ones that are going to be the most negatively affected by the current administration. We need......we plead for your help in allowing this bill to pass. We do not want to be or need to be part of the mainstream. Let our children be allowed to participate the same way we, their parents and their peers, have been able to be taught.
Cedar Hills, Utah