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Bill looking to eliminate Common Core gets delayed by committee

MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - A bill that could give Wisconsin lawmakers the final say on school academic standards is being delayed.

The Assembly's Education Committee was planning to vote on the measure today, just two days after it was introduced.

Chairman Steve Kestell scrapped the vote for this week. The Elkhart Lake Republican said there's confusion and misinformation about the measure, and there might be changes coming.

Critics feared the measure would eventually wipe out the state's Common Core educational standards adopted three years ago.

The governor and state superintendent would both appoint members to the panel which would recommend changes in student performance standards. The superintendent would also make recommendations -- and if they were different, lawmakers could eventually decide which ones to go with.

State Superintendent Tony Evers says it's tantamount to having politicians decide what kids should know -- but GOP Governor Scott Walker does not believe such a scenario would go that far, and he supported the original legislation.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)