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Gov. Walker suggests commission to review Common Core


MADISON (WKOW) -- Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker says he would like to form a commission to review the Common Core academic standards currently in place in Wisconsin.

Walker spoke to members of Wisconsin school boards in Milwaukee on Friday, saying he wants high standards for schools but believes people in Wisconsin should have input on those standards.

Wisconsin currently adheres to Common Core academic standards for math and reading. The standards are in place in 45 states and were adopted in Wisconsin in 2010.

Walker says he will propose forming a commission with members appointed by him, state schools Superintendent Tony Evers and the legislature. The commission would review the Common Core standards and make suggestions for changes to Evers' office, which would devise new rules to guide schools.

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