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.
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.
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