From: Barbara Ward
Subject: Please pass HB 342
Date: Sat Feb 22 16:50:51 MST 2014

Dear Representative,

Please pass HB 342 by Rep. Dana Layton. We are so concerned by Common Core’s (or a rose by any other name) takeover of states’ rights. Rep. Layton’s bill will allow Utah to create its own high quality standards. Why should we allow people outside our state to dictate to us what is valuable in education? Who made them experts?  Common Cores’ standards & emphasis on informational texts are not up to our standards. Please deliver us from this travesty.  We urge you to pass HB 342.


Dean & Barbara Ward, Lehi, Utah