Senate committee discusses Common Core changes

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin state senators looking into the Common Core academic standards in Wisconsin are discussing possible changes, but not voting on specific recommendations.

The special committee that studied the standards met Thursday. Chairman Sen. Paul Farrow, a Republican from the village of Pewaukee, says he will be submitting a final report incorporating ideas of committee members soon.

One committee member, Republican Sen. Leah Vukmir of Brookfield, wants to repeal the standards adopted in 2010 that cover what public school students should know in the areas of math and English.

Democratic Sen. John Lehman, of Racine, says Republicans on the panel have been distorting the truth and incorrectly portraying the standards as part of a federal conspiracy.


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