Rally to Stop Common Core at the Utah State Capitol Tonight

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(Salt Lake City, UT) Utahns Against Common Core will hold a rally on Tuesday, February 18, at 6:30pm to send a message to Utah Legislators; stand up against the common core or prepare to be voted out of office.  The rally will be held in the basement in the Capitol building in the Hall of Governors.  Speakers include Sinhue Noriega, renowned teacher and author, many state legislators, community activists and Rod Arquette.

Common Core was brought to Utah under a shroud of ignorance and secrecy.  Parents, educators, and the public in general were excluded from its implementation and adoption.  This rally will kick off the efforts of a non-partisan coalition of Utahns who will come together and mobilize across Utah with the express purpose of exposing Common Core as a system that treats Utah’s children like political and corporate resources rather than as individuals born with unique talents and needs.

The rally comes on the heels of a U.S. Senate Resolution denouncing the Obama administration’s coercion of the States with Common Core.  The Resolution was recently announced and is co-sponsored by Senators Tim Scott (R-South Carolina), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Mike Lee (R-Utah), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), James Inhofe (R-Oklahoma), Thad Cochran (R-Mississippi), Roger Wicker (R-Mississippi) and Mike Enzi (R-Wyoming).  The U.S. House issued a similar Resolution sponsored by Congressman Jeff Duncan (R-South Carolina).  Its original co-signers include Congressman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) and Chris Stewart (R-Utah).

Laureen Simper, a mom from Murray, will be attending the rally because she expressed, “I stand for excellence, for local control, for privacy, for teachers, but first, last, and always, I stand for my children.”

Utahns Against Common Core is a loosely organized coalition of parents, teachers and citizens from around the state formed to restore local control of education.  To learn more about joining in the fight to regain local control of education in Utah please visit www.utahnsagainstcommoncore.com.

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