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Walker Proposes Commission to Look at Common Core

Created: 01/24/2014 1:28 PM WDIO.com

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.

The Republican governor says he wants schools to have high standards and believes people in Wisconsin should have input on those standards.

Wisconsin currently adheres to Common Core academic standards for math and reading. The standards are in place in 45 states.

Walker says he will back legislation to form a commission with members appointed by him, state schools Superintendent Tony Evers and the legislature. The commission will review the current standards and recommend changes to Evers' office, which will devise new rules to guide schools.

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