Herbert says Common Core standards produce results

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Common Core curriculum guidelines Utah and other states have adopted are controversial to some but Gov. Gary Herbert says they’re working well.

Herbert’s comments Wednesday came a day after the group Utahns Against Common Core held a protest at the Capitol. They argue the national standards are a federal intrusion.

The group held similar protests last year and vowed Tuesday they’ll fight the re-election of any lawmakers supporting the standards.

Utah is one of more than 45 states that have adopted the Common Core benchmarks, which are a national effort to replace patchwork standards across the country.

Utah’s state education office opted in 2010 to adopt the standards.

Herbert says educators and school boards report the standards are working well and he’s confident Utah is getting good results.

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