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, Stuart Reid, Pat Jones, Mark Madsen, Wayne Niederhauser, osmond, Howard Stephenson, Jerry Stevenson, Steve Urquhart, Eric Hutchings, Ken Ivory, Brian King, John G. Mathis, Curtis Oda, Lee Perry, Paul Ray, Larry Wiley,
Subject: Please Pass HB 342 on Powers and Duties of the State Board of Education
Date: Fri Feb 21 18:50:41 MST 2014
I am a board member of Lincoln Academy. We are a charter school and as such I strongly urge you to pass HB 342 by Rep. Dana Layton. This bill will allow Utah, parents, and schools 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 onto Common Core. Common Core isn’t even a complete set of math standards, it’s not college or career ready, and the ELA standards place undue emphasis on informational texts which is not helpful for children’s love of learning.