Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce Puts Walker in a Pickle with His Tea-Party Base

Powerful business lobby defends state's Common Core academic standards. (Green Bay Press Gazette, 2/3/2014)

Wag the dog.   But there’s been a backlash against the standards, particularly among tea party conservatives, leading to a series of bills in the Legislature to either make modest changes or to repeal them and start over. 

Walker last month said he wants to create a commission to review the state’s standards and recommend changes to Evers, the state superintendent.

An Uncommon Conversation:  Wisconsin, Rightfully, Moves Forward with the Common Core Standards.

Other Common Core posts:
Dear Wisconsin Republicans, "Don't believe a word of those silly things you've heard, they're just rumors".  (12/13/2013)
Outside experts like Sam Blumenthal?  (11/1/2013)
Legislators hear a wide range of opinions at Common Core public hearing.  (10/4/2013)

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