Utah State Republican Delegate Kristin Price, from Congressional District 4, was asked to attend a Utah State School Board meeting on April 13, to get a better understanding of the controversial Common Core Initiative supported by Gov. Gary Herbert.
She sat down next to Lydia Nuttall from Morgan before the meeting began. It was then that she discovered all the amazing and wondrous things Nuttall has been doing in the Morgan Community supporting the state school board meetings in Salt lake. Nuttall has been attending for the past couple of years, driving to Salt Lake City every month.
“That commitment alone speaks volumes about her dedication to making certain that her children and all others receive a quality education,” says Price. Along with Nuttall’s commitment to the education of Morgan’s Student’s, she went to all the history books used by the district for teaching United States history in all grades. During the summer, she read all of the books to see what was being taught and what was being left out, deleted or overlooked. This year most have noticed many displays in stores and various locations around Morgan county with a free story for all to take called, “Forgotten American Stories.” This is Nuttall’s contribution to preserving America and the constitution by true stories of Americans with histories of many unsung heroes, and stories that have never been shared before.
Price commented, “Nuttall is one of my new modern-day heroes. Her commitment to her children and all the children of her community, and indeed our state, is immense. She is educating herself so she will be equipped to run for her local school board and make a substantial impact on the education of the children in her community.”
“It is at the local level where the real education of our children takes place, and that is where the policies, standards and curriculum should be determined between parents, teachers and local administrators. It is not the responsibility of federal government bureaucrats. That is one of the reasons this Common Core Initiative is such a mistake. It takes the control away from the state and the community and places it at the federal level.”
Lydia Nuttall of Morgan, is doing her part to see that those histories that were so important to the start of the freedoms we enjoy today, do not get lost or forgotten.
This year marks the 225th Anniversary of the Constitution. Further activities in September will evolve, hosted by Morgan city in honor of the United States Constitution
For families who want to check out the forgotten American family night stories, go to www.morgancityut.com. Under the 225th anniversary of America’s Constitution, click on a month. There is a different lesson for each month, which will continue throughout the year.
“Thanks to Lydia Nuttall for her efforts to raise the standards of education and support our rights to educate our children as we deem best — at the local level.”
Lydia is also running for a position on the school board.