From: Rebecca Andrus
To: Francis Gibson, Lowry Snow, Patrice Arent, Richard Cunningham, Steve Eliason, Greg Hughes, Brad Last, David Lifferth, Daniel McCay, Carol Moss, Jim Nielson, Val Peterson, Marie Poulson, Kraig Powell, Dean Sanpei, Keven John Stratton,
Subject: Please pass HB 342 "Powers and duties of the state board"
Date: Mon Mar 03 14:48:56 MST 2014
Dear Representatives,

I ask that you pass HB 342 to put Utah on its own higher standards for education that are created by and for Utahns. I have many concerns with Common Core and its overreach, such as the loss of local control and parental rights in raising their children.  I also don't like that the state can only add 15% to the Common Core curriculum, locking our society into learning only a certain minimal amount of knowledge.  The data tracking that comes with Common Core keeps too much personal information that has no possibility of having a positive impact on a student's life.  It is more likely to be an anvil of bad marks hanging over their heads for their entire lives.

Thank you,
Rebecca Andrus