To get Common Core out of our schools, folks should get behind HB 479 introduced by Rep. JR Hoell.

Contact the House Education Committee and ask them to support this bill next Tuesday, February 19th.

This bill restores the independence and local self-governance of public schools, if parents want it. It allows member of each school districts to choose.

Parents may switch districts or create new districts within their communities under this bill. It allows districts to opt-out of state programs and funding and remain independent. This leaves more available state funds for those districts that want state programs.

All taxpayer money remains within the public schools (unlike charter schools or tax credit scholarships). The school portion of your property taxes follows along with your choice of school district. There’s something here for everyone.