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Panel shows little interest in undoing Common Core State Standards


MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- State lawmakers who held a series of public hearings on the Common Core academic standards are showing little interest in attempting to undo those standards.

Instead, Republicans who control the Assembly committee said Tuesday they would like to see more done to protect student privacy, craft the standards into something unique for Wisconsin and review them periodically.

A report with lawmakers' recommendations is expected to be done by the end of the year.

The voluntary academic standards for math and English are in place in 45 states. They were adopted in Wisconsin in 2010 and are defended by backers as a more rigorous curriculum for students.

But opponents say the standards infringe upon the ability of local school districts to decide what they want to teach.

Join Eau Claire's Own News 18 tonight at 10 p.m. as we being our series about the Common Core State Standards.  We're examining what parents need to know about the way education is changing.  Join us for "Core Inspection" tonight at 10 p.m.

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