From: Tawni Branton
To: Dean Sanpei,
Subject: Please pass HB 342 Powers and duties of State Board
Date: Sun Mar 02 04:27:40 MST 2014
Dear Representative,

I ask that you please pass HB 342 to put Utah in its own higher standards for education that are created by Utahns for Utahns. I have to many concerns with Common Core, or Utah Core as some like to call it, and it's governmental overreach to name them all. My biggest concern is that the federal government and the big businesses that are behind it are using, sharing and selling our children's information. This is a blatant disregard for our children's fourth amendment rights. Another main concern that I have is that these standards are brainwashing our children to the leftist point of view. Especially in the history department. There are so many things that come out of the history classes that are so liberal progressive that I have to frequently tell my children that what they have been taught in school is just wrong and to ignore everything that the history teacher is telling them.

In essence the whole common core is just bad for everyone.

Thank you for your time,

Tawni Branton
Riverton UT