Wis. committee to vote on Common Core bills
MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The Wisconsin Assembly’s Education Committee plans to vote on a pair of bills that grew out of a task force that examined the effect of Common Core academic standards in public schools. The bills up for a vote Wednesday are designed to protect student privacy, but Democrats and the state Department of Public Instruction oppose them. One bill would prohibit the collection of any biometric data, including scans of a student’s pupil and fingerprints. The standards do not require the taking of biometric data, but bill backers argue they need to take action before any attempts are made. The second bill would direct DPI to post on its website a comprehensive list of every distinct type of data that it collects on individual students and the reason for its collection.
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