Tuesday, November 19, 2013

11-20-13 common core standards

State lawmakers appear to have little interest in attempting to undo Common Core academic standards. Instead, Republicans who control the Assembly committee that conducted public hearings said Tuesday that they would like to see more done to protect student privacy, craft the standards into something unique for Wisconsin and review them periodically. Fond du Lac Republican state representative Jeremy Thiesfeldt chaired the committee.  "I would say that's an accurate depiction.  There was a thought when this committee first started that this was just a bunch of guys who were going to get together and immediately kill common core and that was not the case," Thiesfeldt told WFDL news.  The voluntary academic standards for math and English are in place in 45 states.

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