Dear Governor Herbert: Let’s Be Like Indiana!   3 comments

Dear Governor Herbert,

Let’s be like Indiana!   The support of the State Superintendent Ritz and Governor Pence are making it possible for the people to reclaim local control of education.  Indiana’s dropping Common Core.  We in Utah should do the same, rather than continually giving lip service to local autonomy.

http://www.indystar.com/story/news/2014/01/29/ind-senate-panel-oks-plan-to-drop-common-core/5013185/
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/01/16/Governor-Mike-Pence-Hints-Indiana-May-Drop-Common-Core
Christel Swasey
Utah Teacher
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Please, fellow Utahns–  write  often to our Utah leaders.  Let them know what is going on in national education reform and pushback, since our local newspapers rarely do.  Tell them what you want them to do.   They are supposed to represent us– not D.C. corporations or agencies of the federal government.  We must speak up.
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CONTACT INFORMATION:

Governor Herbert:  constituentservices@utah.gov

Superintendent Menlove: martell.menlove@schools.utah.gov

Utah State School Board:  Board@schools.utah.gov

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3 responses to “Dear Governor Herbert: Let’s Be Like Indiana!

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  1. According to the USBOE we don’t have Common Core standards. They are Utah Core standards. So aren’t we already independent of CC?

  2. Utah Core Standards are Common Core Standards. It is a matter of semantics. The USBOE adopted the Common Core Standards in an effort to win Race to the Top Grant money. Even though Utah was not awarded the money, the USBOE went ahead with implementation. They call them the Utah Core Standards in an effort to deceive the public into thinking somehow they are separate from the national movement and to imply that Utah had anything to do with their creation. It is a falsehood that many have been trying to get the USBOE to admit to and correct for several years now.
    If you go to the board and ask them who in Utah developed the standards? Then ask which standards they wrote and when? There is plenty of proof to show this never happened. this article shows proof of Utah’s standards were written by Washington Non-profit think tanks, not education experts in Utah. http://www.utahnsagainstcommoncore.com/state-led-spin-exposed-via-the-wayback-machine/

  3. Why viewers still use to read news papers when in this
    technological globe everything is available on web?

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