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Posted: Thursday, February 20, 2014 10:28 am

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Common Core curriculum guidelines Utah and other states have adopted are controversial to some but Gov. Gary Herbert says they're working well.

Herbert's comments Wednesday came a day after the group Utahns Against Common Core held a protest at the Capitol. They argue the national standards are a federal intrusion.

The group held similar protests last year and vowed Tuesday they'll fight the re-election of any lawmakers supporting the standards.

Utah is one of more than 45 states that have adopted the Common Core benchmarks, which are a national effort to replace patchwork standards across the country.

Utah's state education office opted in 2010 to adopt the standards.

Herbert says educators and school boards report the standards are working well and he's confident Utah is getting good results.

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  • commenter posted at 3:11 pm on Mon, Feb 24, 2014.

    commenter Posts: 164

    Arnold, When you misuse "there" instead of "their" (ie their own rules) you make a case for common core standards. If you want to be taken seriously, you need to fix your grammar.

  • Arnold posted at 10:20 pm on Sat, Feb 22, 2014.

    Arnold Posts: 2

    The opposition to common core is a spin off to the distrust that's out there of the federal government. Why the distrust? Do we have a lawless administration that makes there own rules? Do we have a federal government that uses the IRS to go after political opponents? Anything that comes from DC is a load of fertilizer with a hidden agenda.

  • Jred posted at 7:36 pm on Sat, Feb 22, 2014.

    Jred Posts: 18

    I'm ready for a new Governor.

  • Jred posted at 7:32 pm on Sat, Feb 22, 2014.

    Jred Posts: 18

    Center for American Progress (CAP), a liberal think tank,
    Paul Reville, the former secretary of education for Massachusetts and a Common Core supporter, was one of the panelists.

    He shared his thoughts on opponents of the curriculum, stating that critics were a “tiny minority” who opposed standards altogether, which was unfair because “the children belong to all of us.”

    So the people in DC know whats best for our children and not the parents. Reminds me of an idea out of Thomas Hobbes Leviathan.


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