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Voice Your Concerns! Gov Herbert’s Common Core Survey Ends August 31st   4 comments

CALL TO ACTION: UTAHNS, VOICE YOUR CONCERNS!

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Governor Herbert has asked for feedback on the Common Core Standards.  Send him an overwhelming, undeniable message that the standards are strongly opposed by going to the Governor’s special website to take a Common Core survey.  The survey ends on August 31st, 2014. 

Please ADD YOUR VOICE.  Here’s the link to the survey: http://www.utah.gov/governor/priorities/education.html

This is something every person can do to make a difference.  If every person on the UACC petition list (over 11,000) will post comments,  and if every person asks his spouse/student/parent/grandparent/neighbor to do so, it will send a loud and clear message that opposition is building.

Don’t spend too much time on it.  Just get it done.  You don’t have to be a standards expert to have experience and an important opinion.   This survey is asking for the average Utahn to voice his or her feelings about Common Core.

Feel free to quote the experts in your commentary–  Dr. James Milgram, who served on the official validation committee for the Common Core math standards and refused to sign off on their academic legitimacy, should not be ignored by the Utah State School Board.  Read his comments on Common Core math standards here.  Sandra Stotsky, who served on the official validation committee for the Common Core English Language Arts standards and refused to sign off on their academic legitimacy, should not be ignored by the Utah State School Board.  Read her comments on the Common Core English standards here.    You can also read a Common Core 101 post with links to obvious, damning research here.

If the Governor gets few responses, his pro-Common Core standards review committee will take it to mean that most Utahns accept or approve of Common Core.

 

If You Are Concerned That Your Child Is Not Learning Enough Under Common Core…   Leave a comment

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dFNCcVQtVnhDbFc2VVVRVUk1bm5KZmc6MQ

The Utah State Office of Education is allowing public comment on the Common Core Standards.  (Click on above link.)

  • If you are concerned that Algebra I is being taught to ninth graders now, when previous to common core, it was taught to our eighth graders…
  • If you are concerned that by your child’s senior year, he/she will be taught only 30% classic literature and 70% informational text by mandate…
  • If you are concerned that cursive is no longer allowed/encouraged to be taught…
  • If you think calculus should be a high school option, not just a college option…

Then take the time to make your voice heard.

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