Jane Robbins: The clash in Utah is between parents’ inherent right to govern their children’s education and indeed protect them from harm, as explicitly protected by state law, and federal mandates. Guess which won?
Utah State Board of Education member Spencer Stokes was the person who floated the $100 million number to replace Common Core. Where is that coming from?
If it will cost Utah $100 million to replace the Common Core State Standards how much did it cost to implement these sub par standards in the first place?
Anti-Common Core candidates saw several victories in Governor races, state school chief races, school board races, and in state legislatures.
Anti-Common Core activists Alisa Ellis, Michelle Boulter and Lisa Cummins call won seats on the Utah State Board of Education that was purged of incumbents.
After being forced into a primary, Governor Gary Herbert (R-UT) now says he want the Utah State Board of Education to end Common Core and SAGE testing.
The Libertas Institute announced a lawsuit filed against the Utah State Board of Education over the Common Core State Standards. The lawsuit filed today in Utah’s Third Judicial District Court has six plantiffs, a couple of them who are well known by Truth in American Education readers. They are: Patti Bateman, who was an elementary […]
The video below was created by Wendy Hart, a candidate for the Alpine School District board in Utah, created an excellent video about Utah’s adoption of the Common Core. Check it out and read the accompanying blog post.
Oak Norton wrote an op/ed about HJR008 at Deseret News, but I wanted to share the text of the bill here. The language of House Joint Resolution 008, which is a “joint resolution on the benefits of adopting the Common Core Standards,” says: This joint resolution of the Legislature recognizes the significant benefits that […]
The Utah State Board of Education voted to leave the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) back in early August. As a refresher here is the exit process dictated by the SBAC governance document: A state requesting an exit from the Consortium must submit in writing its reasons for the exit request, The written explanation must […]