In her letter about public education standards, Deborah Henrie takes issue with the claim that the new Common Core State Standards is a state-led initiative by citing the involvement of the National Governors' Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers ("Common Core troubling," April 8). If they aren't representatives of the states then I'm not sure who is.
But more important than who drafted the standards is what they contain. The new core standards are not perfect, but they are so much better than the previous Utah standards that they should be enthusiastically endorsed. If teachers receive proper training, then the Utah Core Standards will help them more effectively prepare our students to be college and career ready. I invite people to actually read the new standards before criticizing them.
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