Letters from Science Teachers to Sup. Smith

Here are a couple of letters science teachers have sent to State Superintendent Brad Smith regarding the Common Core (NGSS) Science Standards.     Dear Supt. Smith: It has come to my attention that you are under the impression that science teachers unanimously believe the Next Generation Science Standards are what Utah needs. I would like … Continue reading Letters from Science Teachers to Sup. Smith

Controversial Science Standards Replace Ethics and Transparency

The open secret is now public: Utah’s proposed, new science standards are word-for-word identical to the controversial NGSS science standards. How did we get here? Here’s a quick review: USOE: ‘No National Standards.’ In 2011, the USOE repeatedly promised that Utah will NOT adopt national science or social studies standards, citing “too many philosophical variances” … Continue reading Controversial Science Standards Replace Ethics and Transparency

Utah’s Deceptive Science Standards Adoption

The Utah State Office of Education is pushing to have Utah adopt the national “Next Generation Science Standards” which is Common Core for science (and happens to be rated much lower than our current science standards). To do this, they have been deceptive with the public and the parent review committee telling everyone these standards … Continue reading Utah’s Deceptive Science Standards Adoption

Science

Take action to end these national science standards and keep education local. To read about issues with the science standards, please visit these pages: https://www.utahnsagainstcommoncore.com/utahs-deceptive-science-standards-adoption/ https://www.utahnsagainstcommoncore.com/provo-usoe-meeting-report/ Write your state board member and tell him/her you don’t want national science standards and you want an open process to review actual changes in the standards. Our current … Continue reading Science

Are you ready to have national science standards in UT?

Have you ever been told ‘we would NEVER adopt the national science standards’?   I have; numerous times from many elected officials. I started to push back against the Common Core reforms in early 2012.  We warned this wasn’t simply about a set of standards.   We warned there is more coming down the pipeline.  The move … Continue reading Are you ready to have national science standards in UT?

Common Core Science and Social Studies Standards – Look Out

Just over a year ago, two state school board members told me Utah would never adopt Common Core science or social studies standards and we would only go as far as math and ELA. Here’s a bit of disturbing news on the science standards front…Brett Moulding, former Utah state office of education curriculum director, is … Continue reading Common Core Science and Social Studies Standards – Look Out

Say NO to Common Core Science Standards

The new Common Core science standards have been released and word has it that the Utah State Office of Education is excited to embrace them. The major issue with these standards is that they don’t teach science anymore, but only an appreciation for science that includes climate change and evolution (without contradictory views). (read the … Continue reading Say NO to Common Core Science Standards

Free Speech is Dead – Guard Your Child’s Curriculum

Deep within the halls of the company formerly known by the motto “Don’t Be Evil,” lurks evil. Google isn’t the only one of course. Massively huge companies setting political agendas and engaging in mass manipulation of the public is no surprise these days. You’ve got to protect *your type* of thinking after all. You don’t … Continue reading Free Speech is Dead – Guard Your Child’s Curriculum