Recommendations Coming on Common Core Standards

Recommendations Coming on Common Core Standards

By Associated Press. CREATED Nov 19, 2013

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- State lawmakers who held a series of public hearings on the Common Core academic standards are readying reports with their thoughts and possible recommendations for change.

The Assembly committee planned a Tuesday meeting to discuss the final report. The Senate committee is also preparing a report that could be released later this week.

The voluntary academic standards for math and English are in place in 45 states. They were adopted in Wisconsin in 2010 and are defended by backers as a more rigorous curriculum for students.

But opponents say the standards infringe upon the ability of local school districts to decide what they want to teach.

Testimony was gathered at hearings in Madison, Fond du Lac, Eau Claire and Wausau this fall.