Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s budget bill has Common Core opt-out features that could be short circuited by his school accountability emphasis.
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker in his 2015 budget address said that he removed funding for Smarter Balanced in his proposed 2015-2017 budget.
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker reiterated his call to see Wisconsin have their own standards. Common Core became a wedge issue between Walker and his Democrat challenger Mary Burke. USA Today reported last week: “One of the things I mentioned throughout the campaign that I wanted to do early on is an overall education reform package,” […]
Ryan Ekvall of the Wisconsin Reporter (part of Watchdog.org) reports that two Republican lawmakers will meet in private to decide whether or not they will pursue a legislative study of the Common Core State Standards. That the lawmakers will meet in private is perhaps apropos given the under-the-radar way in which Common Core, the set […]
There is an orchestrated push on the part of Common Core advocates to publish nonsense in local papers and other publication. We can’t respond to each and every piece here, but this particular post should cause a collective eye roll. Chester Finn and Michael Pretrilli of the Fordham Institute wrote a piece published in the […]
We are drawing close to the end of the state legislative sessions. I thought it would be a good time to highlight the progress that has been made in fighting the Common Core. If you look back just a few months ago you can see how far our movement has come. Some significant progress was […]