Walker backs bill to undo academic standards

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Gov. Scott Walker supports a proposal being rushed through the Legislature that would lead to the undoing of statewide Common Core academic standards and instead give the Legislature the power to approve new standards.

The state Assembly Education Committee plans to vote on the Republican-sponsored measure on Thursday. But the Wisconsin State Journal reports Wednesday that state Superintendent Tony Evers is fighting the change, calling it "wholly unacceptable."

Evers says the proposal would politicize the process of writing standards for education in Wisconsin.

The bill would also call for creation of a new statewide test to measure how well students are meeting the standards. That would replace a test scheduled to be given next year that's aligned to the Common Core standards.


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