Scott Walker backs revisiting Common Core standards in Wisconsin
Wisconsin should develop its own academic benchmarks by re-examining the Common Core Academic Standards already adopted by Wisconsin and many other states, Gov. Scott Walker said at an education conference Friday.
In a speech at the State Education Convention in Milwaukee, Walker said he is working on legislation that would create a commission, chaired by Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Evers, to revisit the Common Core standards, which he said weren’t high enough and were being dictated by people who weren’t from Wisconsin.
“We embrace high standards in the state of Wisconsin,” Walker said. “There’s got to be a way for us to put our fingerprints on it.