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Walker advocates movement away from Common Core

 Walker advocates movement away from Common Core
Posted January 24th, 2014 @ 11:42am by Associated Press


MILWAUKEE (AP) _ 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.


He says he wants high standards for schools but believes people in Wisconsin should have input on those standards.


Wisconsin currently adheres to Common Core academic standards for math and reading. The standards in place in 45 states were adopted here in 2010.


Walker says he will propose forming a commission with members appointed by him, state schools Superintendent Tony Evers and the legislature. The commission would review the Common Core standards and make suggestions for changes to Evers' office, which would devise new rules to guide schools.


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