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Committees Created to Study Common Core Standards

 Committees Created to Study Common Core Standards
Posted September 25th, 2013 @ 3:53pm by Associated Press

MADISON, Wis. (AP) _ The Legislature has created special committees to study the Common Core academic standards.

Wisconsin adopted the standards for math and English language arts three years ago and there are no other subject areas being developed.

Still, that hasn't stopped opponents from arguing that the standards need to be revisited.

The Republican-controlled Legislature responded to that pressure from tea party conservatives who have called for a ``full and immediate investigation'' into the standards by creating the study committees announced Wednesday.

On Tuesday, Gov. Scott Walker said he supports holding hearings and identifying more rigorous standards than those in the Common Core.

Wisconsin's nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau has described the Common Core standards as being ``more rigorous, cohesive and specific'' than what the state had in place prior to their adoption.

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