Get Utah Out of Common Core: Utahns Cite Low Standards, No Cost Analysis and Lost Local Control   Leave a comment

How Common Core affects kids, teachers, and Utah’s budget

Why some Utah teachers and parents question Utah’s adoption of Common Core and the SBAC tests


  • No cost analysis was done before Utah adopted Common Core.
  • No public or legislative input has been used to consider Common Core.
  • The Federal Government, not states, have control of educational testing under Common Core.
  • No local control of educational standards will happen under Common Core.
  • No amendment process exists to disagree with or alter the Common Core.
  • Common Core lowers standards in significant ways.
  • Other states are have opted out of Common Core for smart reasons.
  • No law states that the Federal Government can withhold educational funding from states if they refuse to adopt Common Core.
  •  Common Core gives Utah nothing that we didn’t already have.   
  •  The PTA accepted a 2 million dollar donation to advocate for Common Core and have done so without looking at all the repercussions of Utah’s joining.
  • There is a lack of transparency about Common Core’s adoption by the State School Board

For additional information about these points, read the following posts:

1.     What is West Ed and Why Should You Care?

2.    The Cooperative Agreement Arne Duncan Authored That Proves the Initiative Illegal

3.     Evidence of Federal Intrusion



Posted April 9, 2012 by Christel Swasey in Uncategorized

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