The Common Core could use a common sense public relations campaign. Or rather, it could have awhile ago; it’s probably too late now.
Much of the media missed the real news from a poll by Dan Jones & Associates, released Monday, on how Utahns feel about Common Core, the education standards that have gotten tangled in the right-left tug-of-war that defines Americans politics these days.
Last month, California lawmakers passed a bill limiting full-contact football practices for middle- and high-school players to two 90-minute workouts per week.
Not long after, the Utah High School Activities Association implemented a new rule requiring all athletes to have yearly physical exams, rather than only one during their high school careers. Coaches are to take special care to avoid heat-related
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Jay Evensen is the Senior Editorial Columnist of the Deseret News. He has 32 years experience as a reporter, editor and editorial writer in Oklahoma, New York City, Las Vegas and Salt Lake City. He also has been an adjunct journalism professor at Brigham Young and Weber State universities.