MADISON (WKOW) -- The public gets a chance to weigh in on Wisconsin's Common Core academic standards, when a state Senate committee holds a hearing Thursday at noon in the Capitol.
Wisconsin was one of the first states to adopt the voluntary national standards. Conservatives fear the standards will create a loss of control and that the federal government is using the standards to gather students' personal information.
Tea party members sent state lawmakers a letter earlier this year calling for an investigation into the standards, and the Republican-controlled legislature responded by creating two study committees.
One hour before the hearing is set to start, the School Administrators Alliance plans to hold a news conference with state schools Superintendent Tony Evers to show their support for the standards.
27 News Capitol Bureau Chief Greg Neumann will have more on the public hearing tonight in 27 News at 5 and 6.
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