Pressure on Utah Governor’s Office is Relentless

Utah school board denies guv’s Common Core request

Utah has been on the frontlines of the battle against Common Core. I want to share this story from the Salt Lake City Tribune, dated Friday May 3rd.

‘Christine Kearl, the governor’s education advisor,…She said the Governor’s Office hears daily complaints about the Common Core.’
‘ “It’s become very political as I’m sure you’re all aware,” Kearl said. “We’re under attack. We try to get back to people and let them know we support the Common Core and support the decision of the state school board, but this has just become relentless.” ‘

Every day people say to me, “What can we do?” “It’s a done deal.” This story proves the power of the people. We need to be relentless in contacting our elected officials. I know we are all busy. But if we all commit to one day a week, contacting an elected official, be it a local school board member, state legislator, or the governor, imagine the power in that. You can use the same email for all the people you want to contact if you choose. Once you have the body of the letter written, you can just copy and paste. I think every elected official that represents us, should be afforded the right to answer the same questions. 

Here is the link to Governor Daugaard’s
Office of the Governor
500 E Capitol Ave
Pierre, SD 57501

Here is the link to all South Dakota Legislators’ email. Just choose the legislator you want to contact.

Don’t know who your legislators are or what district you are in?
Here is the link to find your district and legislators.

Here is Representative Kristi Noem’s contact information:
1323 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Toll-Free Phone: (855) 225-2801

Here is Senator Tim Johnson’s contact information:
135 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-5842

Here is Senator John Thune’s contact information:
United States Senate SD-511
Washington, DC 20510

Toll-Free: 1-866-850-3855

Share your concerns and ask whatever questions you would like them to answer about Common Core State Standards. As always, be respectful whenever you are contacting any official about Common Core State Standards.

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