To: Rep. Perry, L.,
Subject: HB 342
As a citizen of this great state and as a parent and grand parent I am very concerned with the direction that this country is going. Having taught World, Advanced Placement European, and American History for some 35 years, I can see where we are going as a nation and it is not pretty. We cannot allow the federal government to become involved in the educational matters of this state. We need you and our other representatives to stand up and make a difference.
Common Core is an attempt by corporate interests and the Progressives (the Obama Administration) to override the 10th Amendment, which gives the states the right to control education, and to place control of education under a federal umbrella, rather than that of parents and the state. Please don't let this happen. I would encourage you to do what ever you can to bring HB 342, as sponsored by Representative Layton, out of committee and to support its passage. As I am sure you are aware, this bill requires the State Board of Education to adopt revised core curriculum standards for English language arts and mathematics that are developed specifically for Utah. Again, please bring this bill out of committee and heed the voices of the people of this state.
We need you and your collages to stand strong on this important issue.
If there is anything I can do to help you regarding this matter, please let me know.
Thanks for all you do!
Richard K. Keller
1167 West 200 North