Some school districts sound off on future of Common Core

Tuesday July 29, 2014

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.

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