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Published: Monday, May 28 2012 1:53 p.m. MDT

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Dr. James Rawson
Orem, UT

This article is totally without truth or substance. Many of my colleagues who responded to this survey and myself did not have our comments reported. The survey was biased. I do not trust DOE nor any of those who helped sponsor this sham. Common Core, if anyone cared to read it, is a destruction of the education so vitally needed in this day. If the Common Core is adopted, I will personally pay to enroll my grandchildren in private schools where they will receive an education not dictated by the Federal Government and cow-towed to by a gutless, whiny state government and DOE.

Oak
Highland, UT

The survey you're reporting about asked for people's views on common core and who was right. Supporters or opponents? But when they asked the question they phrased it this way: "Opponents, especially arch-conservatives, who fear Common Core standards will compromise Utah values, threaten local control of education, and impose one-size-fits-all requirements." Now the site doesn't show the "especially arch-conservatives" since that would indicate to readers that there was bias involved while people took the survey.

It's no surprise with biased questions like this that they got the results they wanted. Further, Diana Suddreth at the USOE sent around this email.

"Please distribute this very important survey to interested stakeholders. We won’t talk about the statistical implications of a survey dependent on people logging in to take it…unless we have to."

Since the survey was slanted and came out their way, they're happy to use it to prove their points. Otherwise they would have state how invalid it was.

the truth
Holladay, UT

Common COre is just another stepm another tool, another mechanism, which the federal can use to further control over the education,

and as we've seen more control exercised at higher levels, we have had more and more extreme left indoctrination, from sex eductaion, toleration of more abnormal behaviors sexual and otherwise, to a socialist/matxist rewrite of our history and priciples of government, to militant indoctrination in sciences of what our children will or will not believe, of our children,

Education should purely should be a community thing with tolal local control, not a state thing, nor a federal thing, and certainly not a union thing.

Do we want federal government to start dictating standards?

What will mean down the road?

It is natire of government to exercise more tryarannical control.

And it all starts with snake oil salemen saling good intentions.

nip this in the bud.

Steve Cottrell
Centerville, UT

The three previous comments reflect a total lack of understanding of how the core curriculum is developed. Even in the article, there is an observation that Utah and other states are the developers of the Common Core curriculum. The suggestion that this is a federal program is totally without reason or informed understanding.

This is not a federal program. It is a cooperative effort by states to set standards which appear likely to be shared by the majority of states.

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