Testimony/statements: Hudson School District. Kettle Moraine School District. Waunakee Community School District.According to the Green Bay Press-Gazette:
Testimony/statements: UW System President Reilly. School District of North Fond du Lac. Madison Metropolitan School District.
Testimony: School District of Menomonee Falls. Brillion Public Schools. Two Rivers Public Schools. CESA Statewide Network Commissioner Harness.Pulaski Community School District. Oconto Falls School District. Northern Ozaukee School District.
Criticism from conservatives has been mounting, however. They fear the standards are creating a loss of local control and the federal government is using the standards to gather students’ personal information. Tea party members sent lawmakers a letter earlier this year calling for an investigation into the standards.Haven't we had enough of the tea party conspiracies yet?
Here's are a few more statements from other school districts, including an opening comment from Rep. Dean Knutson. Knutson apparently knows so little about Common Core that if I were a betting man, I would say Common Core doesn't stand a chance in the legislature. Other Republican states are doing it.
"We can set the bar higher. I know that is what the department believes Common Core standards will do. And maybe it would. But there is a bi-partisan concern in the legislature, a concern shared by the public—that we may have been going too fast, too soon, and committing down a road without a full understanding of where we are headed. And so this legislature and the Governor opted to press 'pause.'"
Testimony/statements: School District of Belleville. Hustisford School District. Chequamegon School District.2:24pm
Rep. Knudson. Opening statement from Common Core Standards hearing.12:47pm
DPI Supt. Evers. Testimony for the Common Core State Standards hearing.