Governors group skirts 'radioactive' Common Core

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  • worf Mcallen, TX
    July 15, 2014 11:41 a.m.

    Education has decayed in our country, and we now must import highly skilled workers to our country.

    Program after costly program has been a disaster, and yet we keep doing the same things.

    Education is not complicated, and shouldn't be costly.

    Wake up folks.

  • Steve Cottrell Centerville, UT
    July 14, 2014 3:45 p.m.

    (1) If we are to use national tests -- ACT, SAT, and others -- throughout the country, it makes great sense to have a country-wide core curriculum that is congruent with those tests. It is also far less expensive to use country-wide and even international tests than for each state to develop it's own exams.

    (2) The common core is not a federal government program; it is a cooperative effort by the states and reflects the work of a wide variety of people interested in improving the quality of education in this country.

    We don't need a new core curriculum every year in Utah. We don't need a new teacher/ administrator evaluation program every year in Utah. Those are a total waste of Utah taxpayer funds and proposals by our legislature to implement them should result in the removal of many of those in our Utah Legislature that are clearly interested in destroying public education in Utah.

  • Utefan60 Salt Lake City, UT
    July 14, 2014 11:56 a.m.

    Again shame on the GOP for getting absolutely nothing done. And this time it's at the expense of our children's education. We can not continue to be hijacked by the crazy ideas of he Tea Party. It's gone on too long!