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Wisconsin Republicans Accused of Sabotaging Common Core Bill
The New American ^ | 13 March 2014 | Alex Newman

Posted on 03/13/2014 4:01:54 PM PDT by VitacoreVision



Wisconsin Republicans Accused of Sabotaging Common Core Bill

13 March 2014

Even though the national Republican Party has officially rejected the Obama administration-pushed Common Core nationalization of education, a handful of GOP figures in Wisconsin are being accused of sabotaging legislation that would have created a panel to review the controversial standards — and potentially kill them. As the national and statewide uprising against the dubious new federally backed education regime grows, however, lawmakers and activists in Wisconsin told The New American that the fight is far from finished.

Due to alleged obstruction by some powerful Republican lawmakers — especially the chairs of the education committees — a bill to kill Common Core entirely never went anywhere this legislative session. Despite the Republican National Committee having unanimously adopted a resolution blasting the “one size fits all” educational scheme as “an inappropriate overreach to standardize and control the education of our children,” even compromise legislation appears to be going nowhere this session due to the efforts of a handful of Wisconsin GOP legislators.

The SB 619 legislation to review Common Core, introduced after a public outcry over the scheme that transcends traditional political divides, would have created a panel of parents and educators to study the standards. One of the primary motivations for the review, supporters of the bill said, is to allow some public input, which critics say has been almost entirely lacking. The panel would have also been tasked with writing new standards if Common Core was found to be inappropriate, as opponents and countless experts contend.

Now, with the legislature set to go out of session in a matter of weeks, lawmakers and sources at the Capitol say even the review bill is on “life support” at best. However, virtually nobody expects the outrage surrounding the controversial national standards to fade away any time soon. In fact, if the experiences of other states that adopted Common Core offer any indication, the uproar is likely to intensify quickly in the coming months.

“Real opposition and motivation starts once the tests start,” said Jason Rostan from the office of Sen. Leah Vukmir, a leading supporter of efforts to rein in the nationalization and dumbing down of Wisconsin’s education standards. “This issue is not going away by any stretch of the imagination, but it might have to wait until the next session.”
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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: commoncore; goved; obamacore; wisconsin

1 posted on 03/13/2014 4:01:54 PM PDT by VitacoreVision
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To: VitacoreVision

Awwww, so sad....


2 posted on 03/13/2014 4:08:17 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: VitacoreVision

These libs sure put lipstick on the damnest pieces of garbage: Common Core. Where the hell did they get that stupid name? Isn’t this the piece of trash that ignores the heroism of our WWII combat veterans and blames the conflict in Asia on our dropping the bomb?

Nothing about the heroism of Guam, Philippines, Okinawa, etc? Nothing about the treatment of the American and Allied POWs?

And 2 plus 2 could possibly equal 4 . . . if you want it to . . . but you could argue for 5 maybe.


3 posted on 03/13/2014 4:11:02 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: VitacoreVision

Cookie cutter education never has worked and never will work especially in a nation as large and diverse as ours.


4 posted on 03/13/2014 4:12:31 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: VitacoreVision

Headline is misleading. Powerful republicans killed the bill to kill common core is more accurate.


5 posted on 03/13/2014 4:16:07 PM PDT by Valpal1 (If the police can t solve a problem with violence, they ll find a way to fix it with brute force)
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To: VitacoreVision

Tough shite!


6 posted on 03/13/2014 6:02:15 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer seems to be working.)
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To: VitacoreVision; Hunton Peck; Diana in Wisconsin; P from Sheb; Shady; DonkeyBonker; Wisconsinlady; ..

Common Core status in WI

FReep Mail me if you want on, or off, this Wisconsin interest ping list.


7 posted on 03/13/2014 6:46:21 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Good! Kill The Beast.


8 posted on 03/13/2014 6:51:15 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: VitacoreVision
Bless them.
Doing the Lord's work.
9 posted on 03/13/2014 6:58:54 PM PDT by Amagi (Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
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