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JUL 18, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Ending Common Core standards easier said than done

(AP) — Republican Gov. Scott Walker's call to scrap Common Core academic standards for Wisconsin schools is meeting resistance from GOP Senate leaders, with one key lawmaker calling it "monkey business." Republicans currently have majorities in both the state Senate and Assembly, but elections this November will determine which party is in the majority next year. [...] Sen. Luther Olsen, the Republican chairman of the Senate Education Committee and a Common Core supporter, said the Legislature can't repeal the standards because they were adopted voluntarily by school districts across the ... Read More

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