The new chair of a special committee to study the Common Core academic standards says the public should be afforded an appropriate opportunity to chime in on it. Republican state representative Jeremy Thiesfeldt of Fond du lac says his committee will holds its first meeting next Thursday. "A lot of the reasons many people have a problem with it is that there wasn't any kind of legislative discussion on why this should happen," Thiesfeldt told AM 1170 WFDL's Between the Lines program. Responding to the non partisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau describing the Commore Core standards as more rigorous, cohesive and specific than what the state had in place prior to their adoption. "And that is something that I've heard from a variety of sources. But I also hear from a variety of sources that there are areas where it is less rigorous," Thiesfeldt said.