Wisconsin committee to consider standards bill

  • Associated Press
  • March 3, 2014 - 4:05 AM

MADISON, Wis. — Reading and math education standards the state of Wisconsin adopted in 2010 could be rewritten under a bill being considered this week by the state Senate Education Committee.

The Republican-sponsored measure up for a hearing Thursday would create a new state board to create model academic standards. Ultimate authority over what is in the standards would rest with the Legislature.

Gov. Scott Walker supports the measure, saying it would lead to Wisconsin-written standards more rigorous than the Common Core standards adopted in 2010.

But Democratic opponents question the move to undo the Common Core standards, which 45 states have adopted. Wisconsin schools have been aligning their curriculum to the standards for years in anticipation of new tests next year that are targeted to those standards.

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