The Wisconsin Assembly Select Committee on Common Core State Standards yesterday released a summary report of the committee activity that included the pubic hearings they held and the following discussion among the members.
I thought this was an interesting note based on comments from Representative Dean Knudson (R-Hudson):
The state needs to do a better job of communicating with local school districts about their rights and obligations. He said that local school boards are not obligated to adopt the CCSS and that decisions for curriculum must remain at the local level. He also stated that decisions regarding the content of standards and testing must be made without federal interference.
This point that Wisconsin school districts have the authority to establish standards for their students was reinterated by the Committee Chair Representative Jeremy Thiesfeldt (R-Fond du Lac). (This is a discussion that is being held in Germantown, WI).
The committee has yet to release its recommendations.