Skip to comments.Scott Walker Calls on Wisconsin Legislature to Repeal Common Core
Posted on 07/17/2014 9:41:38 PM PDT by Nachum
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) called on state lawmakers Thursday to pass a bill in January that would repeal the Common Core standards and replace them with standards set by people in Wisconsin.
According to the Wisconsin State Journal, Walker released a statement Thursday afternoon, just hours after two Republican state senators, Leah Vukmir and Paul Farrow, issued a joint press statement calling for a delay in the use of the Smarter Balanced Assessments (SBAC) that are aligned with the Common Core standards.
Earlier in the year, Walker helped draft a bill that would create a state board to replace the nationalized standards with standards the board develops. Farrow and Vukmir led an effort to pass the bill, but the measure did not receive the support of the chairmen of the legislatures education committees, and no vote was ever called on the bill.
Tom McCarthy, Department of Public Instruction (DPI) spokesman, said DPI is statutorily obligated to begin using the SBAC tests this school year, and the legislature does not meet again until January.
You would need to change a lot of statutes in a very short amount of time, McCarthy added.
Press releases were sent out the day after the Cedarburg School Board voted to ask lawmakers to delay the SBAC tests for at least two years.
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About time! Thank you Gov. Walker!
OK, put this guy on top of the list for 2016 please.
Bout time Walker!
Now...just take a strong stance against amnesty and you’re my number one pick for 2016.
Meanwhile in OH...Kasich stalls on Common Core
We could take a page out of the liberal tactics guide and start calling Common Core “Collectivist Core.”
Walker is massivey pro-amnesty and open borders. No, thank you.
Avalanche of Awesome!
Walker knows his words have to be right, but I’ve been hearing the right sounding words from Republicans all my life while the taxes, spending and government, not to mention debt, all get larger and we lurch further to the Left.
Yep, he did it on a conference call that was widely reported in the press, and then he “clarified” his position by essentially reiterating it to the largest newspaper in WI. Like Jeb Bush, he has a Mexican wife, but he actually goes farther than Bush on the issue by saying that he wants every single person who wants to immigrate here, whether from Mexico or from another country, to be permitted to do so legally (open borders).
He has also several times tried to claim that he’s not for “amnesty”, though he is for a path to citizenship for illegals and, again, he would in the future as he put it in one of his supposed clarifications (the Breitbart piece), say, “If youre somebody, whether youre from Mexico or Germany or Ireland, and you want to come to this country legally, we should find a way to make it happen.”
Here are some links:
GO GOV. WALKER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I see from your previous posts that you’re from WI and a big Walker supporter. Are you also massively pro-amnesty and do you happen to work in his administration?
Thanks for the info and the links. Question: when Walker states that he wants every single person who wants to immigrate here, whether from Mexico or from another country, to be permitted to do so legally, does he not mean he wants them to follow our immigration laws that are on the books, whereby you make application, wait to be notified and then get in line?
No, he has said expressly he wants to make legal immigration easier, so that every single person who wants to can come here without having to break the law to do so.
Tell me, who is it that passes your purity test?
In every article about Walker, I notice you come on with your immigration rebuff. Do you understand the difference between legal and illegal immigration? Even the articles you cite use the term legal immigration. My son-in-law is a legal immigrant.
When you make such a blatant mistake as saying that his wife is Mexican, it is hard to trust anything else you write. Are you supporting Rand Paul? (You might want to research the last name Tonino.)
Not that many current GOP pols pass the amnesty test—the party is selling conservatism down the river.
But Walker has about as extreme a position as I’ve seen, and yes, this is the one issue that would make all other issues lost causes.
No, I don’t support Rand Paul and I have no idea what you’re getting at with that.
Yes, I understand the difference between legal and illegal immigration—as does, I’d reckon, the vast majority of the country. The articles I cite involve both illegals over here already and Walkers’ ideas to expand immigration such that everyone in the future can come here legally. Neither they nor I have confused the two and it is inaccurate for you to claim that they address only illegal immigration or that I have somehow confused the two.
Walker wants to make illegals already here citizens, and he wants to do away by future illegal immigration by making everyone who wants to come here easily and automatically legal.
Both of those positions are killers to this country, IMO. Although Walker has apparently been a very good governor for WI, I believe he would be a country-killer as president. Most Freepers even don’t seem to understand his immigration position, which I think is relevant to any discussion here about his potential as a presidential candidate. Better that the truth be out and understood early than late or not at all.
Now, he does have some supporters and likely staffers who eventually come on every thread here about him. They call me names and claim that every single quote from Walker on amnesty has been a misquote and none of the numerous press articles out there are accurate, because they are from the ‘MSM’. I actually think there venom and attempts to deceive do him more harm than good.
Oh, and my apologies if she is only “Hispanic” rather than Mexican. For the comparison to Jeb Bush that doesn’t change anything.
Good timing on this.
The main problem getting this moving through last year was the RINOs in the WI legislature that were pro Common Core. These RINO’s are not running for re-election. Now Walker has given the Republicans in the State an opportunity to use as an election issue against the Dems this fall.
Expectations are continued control of the WI Senate by a possible spread now of 3 and now we can look forward to getting rid of it.
The main sponsor of the bill in the Legislature on local talk radio right now in a very positive mood. Guarantees it will be gone with the next session.
Just repealing the standards ain't gonna make it.
This concerns your comment on the Governors wife. I have been to an excellent restaurant named “Toninos”. My wife and I had an excellent pasta dish there, but no tortillas. Not every name that ends in “o” is Hispanic.
Whom do you support, the overlooked question in your answer?
” Not every name that ends in o is Hispanic.”
Nope,lots of them are Japanese.
I went to every article you cited. Even the left leaning ones, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Politico, and (my God!) the Washington Post, admit that he never claimed he was for Illegal immigration. The border must be secured. You do not know very much about Scott Walker. I have followed him since he became the executive of Milwaukee County. He believes and says what he means. If he says he would close the border first, that is what he will do. You can doubt him if you want, but I would check with the teachers union in Wisconsin first. Ask them for some more talking points if you want.
I don’t think she sings “I’m turning Japanese” very well. I had forgot about them. Good one.
You win the internet! You can take it home with you. Don’t let an Italian hear you pronounce it that way, though.
We stopped at a cafe in Cheyenne on a cross country drive, circe 1975 . I have referred to it as eyetalian dressing ever since.
My grandparents would have gotten a smile out of it.
In those links I posted he clearly states that he’s for citizenship for current illegals and then making it so everyone who wants can come here legally—removing the need for anyone to enter illegally in the future.
How hard is that to understand?
Out of the prospective GOP candidates? I’d guess Ted Cruz.
I think you are misreading his position greatly. I agree that the still isn't as protective as I would like him to be, but he certainly isn't as open-borders as you are implying. Even his enemies (for example, the articles you pointed to) aren't stating it as extremely as you do.
Regrettably, nearly all the top tier folks have something wrong when you look across the position spectrum. We are going to end up having to compromise. I think all on the right would consider abortion support to be a show stopper (yet, even then there is the “rape, incest, health of mother weasel). And we should would like an constitutional carry supporter, but nobody running for office is going to admit that.
But many of the other positions have so much breadth of gray that is it hard to pin someone down. I think Walker is further to the right on amnesty/borders than you suggest. I would like him to clarify his position, so there is no room for implying he is something that he isn't.
Thanks again for responding.
I’m always happy to discuss and disagree with those who can do so civilly—or at least I hope I am!
I wasn’t actually quoting articles from his enemies, at least as far as I know. But I don’t see how easily one can misconstrue his own statements such as:
If youre somebody, whether youre from Mexico or Germany or Ireland, and you want to come to this country legally, we should find a way to make it happen.
I prefer Roosian dressing myself. LOL
I will continue to support Walker. As far as a path to citizenship, we already have one. Immigrants can apply to become US citizens. I don’t know how anyone can claim this is not true. I have an example in my own family. He specifically stated, in the articles you cited, that people already on the list take precedence and then we can look at the others. This to me seems reasoned.
To add, I would feel bad if we lost him in Wisconsin. There are more things to be done.
Got to go now.
From afar it seems like he’s been a good governor for Wisconsin.
But the 20-30 million illegals should not be given amnesty and citizenship—and that’s what he advocates.
I don’t see how you can miss that such a happening, with the inevitable, follow-on chain migration would make the US a Latin American country politically—and that would be a very bad thing indeed.