Gov. Walker's Statement on Common Core Meeting Mixed Reaction

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Governor Walker says he would like to see state legislators repeal Common Core standards for public school students across the state.

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Governor Walker says he would like to see state legislators repeal Common Core standards for public school students across the state.
He says he hopes that lawmakers will consider a bill that would do away with Common Core and replace it with standards that could be developed on a state rather than a national level.

If new standards were to be developed, Walker says they would continue to challenge students.

"The standards they will get will be higher than even what is in common core, but they will be things that will account for what schools are doing across the state.” Gov. Walker says.

Not all local educators are in support of the idea to reform standards. The Superintendent of the Stevens Point School District says they have spent much time and effort preparing for Common Core, and he feels now is not the time to do away with the program.

"It would be a waste of time and effort and emotion and money if the core was to be repealed.” Says Superintendent Attila Weniger.

Forty three states in addition to Wisconsin currently use Common Core standards.


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