Friday, July 19, 2013

Common Core opponents raise their voices at State Capitol

By Benjamin Wood, Deseret News Thursday, July 18 2013
SALT LAKE CITY — Common Core opponents took their long-simmering fight over Utah's school standards straight to the State Capitol Wednesday as a standing-room-only crowd of more than 450 people gathered in the Hall of Governors to voice their concerns.  But most of the comments shared were less concerned with the content of the standards themselves – which define the minimum skills a student should learn in each grade – than the collaborative process that created them.
"It wouldn’t matter whether these standards were straight out of the 10 commandments," said former U.S. congressional candidate Cherilyn Eagar. "Where is the legal and constitutional authority for the unelected to fund and create standards for the states and then call it state-led?"....To Read More....

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