South Carolina and Oklahoma are now in the lineup of states who have decided to block the federal Common Core State Standards (CCSS) program in their public schools, instead opting to use their own state standards.
>>>>>read more HERE
The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) currently uses CCSS to cover math and English, and “promote literacy” in history and social studies, science and technical subjects for students from kindergarten through high school.
“It’s unfortunate that Wisconsin’s Republican leadership bogged down attempts to block Common Core in our state this session,” says Julaine Appling, president of Wisconsin Family Action.
On March 6, 2014, Appling testified in favor of SB 619, which created a model academics standards board in the state of Wisconsin. The bill provided transparency, professional participation, public involvement and legislative oversight to the revision process of Wisconsin’s academic standards.
>>>>>read the full testimony HERE
The bill failed to pass in the Senate after Education Committee Chairman Senator Luther Olsen (R-Ripon) refused to take any action on the bill after the public hearing. No pressure to do so came from Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau). Read moreHERE.
Germantown School District has already voted to develop its own set of standards. >>>>>read more HERE
2014 | April 09 – Germantown, Wisconsin School District: Common Core Out the Door
2014 | Week of March 31 – #1039
Unless something odd happens, the current state legislative session is over this week. Unless the Governor convenes a special session or the legislature calls for an extraordinary session, the legislators will go home this week and begin campaigning for the fall elections.
2013 | Week of December 30 – #1026
For years the Marines told us they were looking for a few good men. Someone else has said, “Everything rises or falls on leadership.” Thinking about the next few months as we close out this current state legislative session, we might combine and paraphrase those two statements into, “We’re looking for a few good legislators because we know that our state will rise or fall on good leadership.” (more…)
2013 | Week of December 09 – #1023
When the issue of Common Core State Standards came to the surface a year or so ago, like many other Wisconsin citizens, I wondered how it had happened that state academic standards had been adopted and basically no one knew about it. (more…)
2013 | December 09 – Listen Online
2013 | October 3
Hearing on Common Core Standards before Select Committee for Review of the Common Core Standards Initiative