To: Dean Sanpei, Eric Hutchings, Ken Ivory, Brian King, John G. Mathis, Lee Perry, Val Peterson, Paul Ray, Larry Wiley, Curtis Oda,
Subject: Please Pass HB 342 on Powers and Duties of the State Board of Education
Date: Sat Mar 01 00:12:07 MST 2014
House Committee Member,
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. Also, the math they are teaching daily to my children is just plain ridiculous. All the confusion that is going on in the class and at home is a perfect example that the stuff the special interest groups are coming up with is not working for our kids.
Please listen to the parents,