Wisconsin Superintendent: Common Core will remain

By: AP
By: AP

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Wisconsin schools Superintendent Tony Evers says the state is not abandoning the Common Core.

The academic standards for math and reading are used in 45 states. Evers adopted them in Wisconsin in 2010.

Walker said Friday during a speech in Milwaukee that he will back legislation creating a commission to review the state's academic standards and recommend changes. Walker says he believes the state will end up with standards that are tougher than those nationally.

Evers would chair the commission Walker is proposing.

He says Wisconsin is not giving up the Common Core and those standards will still be the basis for standardized tests. He says the commission may recommend additions to those standards that school districts could adopt.
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Gov. Scott Walker says he would like to form a commission to review academic standards in Wisconsin.

Walker spoke Friday in Milwaukee to members of Wisconsin school boards.

The Republican governor says he wants schools to have high standards and believes people in Wisconsin should have input on those standards.

Wisconsin currently adheres to Common Core academic standards for math and reading. The standards are in place in 45 states.

Walker says he will back legislation to form a commission with members appointed by him, state schools Superintendent Tony Evers and the legislature. The commission will review the current standards and recommend changes to Evers' office, which will devise new rules to guide schools.


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