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Gov. Walker wants commission to revise Common Core standards

MILWAUKEE (WTAQ) - Governor Scott Walker says Wisconsin should put its own mark on the Common Core education standards, by revising them.

The Republican Walker told the State Education Convention in Milwaukee Friday that the three-year-old standards for math and English are not high enough, and they’re being dictated by people not from Wisconsin.

The Badger State was among the first to adopt the Common Core standards, which are now in place in 45 states.

Walker told school administrators and board members he’s drafting a bill to create a commission to revise the standards – and state public school superintendent Tony Evers would chair it.

Evers, however, said Walker gave him the impression that the standards could remain as they are – and the commission would bring a more formal process for dealing with changes in the future.

The panel would include state education officials, lawmakers, school leaders, teachers, and parents.  Its recommendations would go to the superintendent, and then be considered as revised standards.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)