To: Rep. Perry, L.,
Subject: Please Pass HB 342 on Powers and Duties of the State Board of Education"
Thank you for your consideration.
I strongly urge you to pass HB 342 by Rep. Dana Layton. The people in the great state of Utah are unique in many ways and have a greater vision as to what their children need than a group of educators working from a federal perspective. 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 into Common Core. Our experience thus far with Common Core has demonstrated that there are unforeseen challenges with many aspects of the program and I believe Utah can do better.