Wisconsin Schools Want to Stick With Common Core

By: AP
By: AP

JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin school districts have spoken out against Gov. Scott Walker's recent statement calling for a change in the state's curriculum standards.

The Janesville Gazette reports that Walker issued the written statement last week. It asked the Wisconsin Legislature to pass a bill in January to repeal Common Core and replace it with standards set by the public.

Common Core is the set of curriculum standards that specify what is taught in grade-school classrooms throughout the state. It includes the statewide expectations for English and math education.

In 2010, Wisconsin became one of 44 states to adopt the standards.

The director of curriculum at the Janesville School District says a change in statewide curriculum would be counterproductive. She says Wisconsin school districts have already spent an estimated $25 million on Common Core development.

You must be logged in to post comments.

Password (case sensitive):
Remember Me:
23 WIFR 2523 North Meridian Road Rockford, IL. 61101 Business: 815-987-5300 Fax: 815-965-0981 News: 815-987-5330 Fax: 815-987-5333
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 269059711 - wifr.com/a?a=269059711
Gray Television, Inc.