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Libertarian group sues Utah over Common Core
Education » Plaintiffs claim public wasn’t consulted.


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News of the lawsuit comes shortly after Gov. Gary Herbert announced that he has asked the Utah attorney general’s office to examine what, if any, federal entanglements have been involved in the state’s adoption of the standards.

He also announced he’s convening a group of Utah experts to review the standards from a higher education perspective and has created a web page to solicit comments about specific standards from the public.

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Most states have adopted the standards, though in recent months several have decided to drop them amid concerns similar to those of some Utahns.

The plaintiffs in the lawsuit are:

Patti Bateman, who was an elementary school teacher at the time of Common Core’s adoption;

Timothy Osborn, who was a member of the Alpine School Board at that time;

David Cox, an elementary school teacher;

Christel Swasey, a parent and licensed educator;

Gary Thompson, a parent of school-aged children;

Steve Whitehouse, a board member of the Maeser Prep Charter School.


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