Panel shows little interest in undoing standards
MADISON, Wis. (AP) – State lawmakers who held a series of public hearings on the Common Core academic standards are showing little interest in attempting to undo those standards. Instead, Republicans who control the Assembly committee said Tuesday they would like to see more done to protect student privacy, craft the standards into something unique for Wisconsin and review them periodically. A report with lawmakers’ recommendations is expected to be done by the end of the year. The voluntary academic standards for math and English are in place in 45 states. They were adopted in Wisconsin in 2010 and are defended by backers as a more rigorous curriculum for students. But opponents say the standards infringe upon the ability of local school districts to decide what they want to teach.
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