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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 Wisconsins education standards. This issue is not going away by any stretch of the imagination, but it might have to wait until the next session.
Awwww, so sad....
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.
Cookie cutter education never has worked and never will work especially in a nation as large and diverse as ours.
Headline is misleading. Powerful republicans killed the bill to kill common core is more accurate.
Common Core status in WI
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Good! Kill The Beast.