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Panel does not recommend scrapping Common Core

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A Republican-led state Assembly committee called together to study the Common Core academic standards in Wisconsin is not recommending they be scrapped, despite pressure from tea party conservatives to do just that.

Instead, recommendations released by the committee on Wednesday call for establishing a process for the continued review and adoption of standards that involves legislative control and public comment.

The English and math standards were adopted in 2010 by Department of Public Instruction Secretary Tony Evers. The voluntary standards are in place in 45 states and are viewed by Evers and many in the education community as setting a more rigorous standard for students to meet.

The committee says that Wisconsin is best-served by creating state-based standards, but does not call for that to be done.

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