UHEA Statement on Common Core
Common Core has the potential to nullify any substantive benefits of school choice. One of the basic goals of UHEA is “to encourage maintenance and improvement of our rights to educate our own children through support of good legislation, court decisions, and policies established by public school administrators, and to oppose any limitation to these same rights.”
Because of the potential for Common Core implementation to limit the rights of parents and students, we encourage home school families to request their legislators enact legislation exempting homeschoolers from data collection activities and compulsory high-stakes testing. Additionally, homeschoolers in Utah should push for Utah Colleges and Universities to use entrance exams that are not aligned to Common Core curricula.