Dear Utah Legislature   Leave a comment

Dear Francis Gibson,

Missouri, South Carolina and Indiana have written legislation that could withdraw their states from Common Core.

I am writing to ask you to help pass similar legislation for Utah.

I was able to give a speech on this subject at the Weber County Republican Women’s group meeting this month. https://whatiscommoncore.wordpress.com/2013/01/12/weber-county-republican-womens-meeting-speech-on-common-core/

I will attach the text of that speech here, so that if there is still any doubt in your mind that Common Core is a financial, academic, states’ rights and privacy-rights disaster, this will clarify the point.

I write to you because my own representative, Kraig Powell, has closed his mind on this subject.

Thank you for taking the time to read.

Please keep this in mind above all: the difference between what I am saying and what the proponents of Common Core are saying, is that my statements and claims are referenced and verifiable. The DOE’s and the NGA/CCSSO’s and the USOE’s all match, but all are empty claims with no provided references and no validation from empirical sources anywhere. Common Core is a massive, expensive academic experiment. An experiment! On our children.

We have been sold out, not by malice, but simply by the ignorance of our state school board and the former governor who signed us up.

My motive is pure, as a teacher and a mother who wants high quality education and actual freedom to change standards when we find some of them don’t match Utah’s needs and wants.

Thank you.

Christel Swasey

Heber City

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