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Evers Pleased with Common Core Support, Hearing in Wausau Today

30 Oct News

The state is continuing legislative hearings on Common Core with a meeting in Northern Wisconsin later today.

Common Core are a set of standards adopted by 45 states, including Wisconsin. They largely provide baseline expectations a student should have at a particular grade level.

The implementation has recently undergone criticisms from some groups and individuals. This month Wisconsin has held a series of hearings on the topic.

State Superintendent Tony Evers, who supports Common Core, has been pleased with the turnout at these hearings. He says, ““This support is coming from a vast array of individuals, from different walks of life, including bi-partisan support. They are united in their belief that the Common Core standards are right for Wisconsin.

Evers noted that support comes from students, parents, teachers, school administrators, locally elected school board members, content area experts, business leaders, colleges and universities, educational professional organizations, and many more.

There is a hearing scheduled this afternoon at North central Technical College in Wausau starting at 2.