Wisconsin State Journal: Budget committee puts halt to Common Core standards

The Legislature’s budget committee Wednesday voted to require a review of the state’s new math and reading standards and to halt implementation of national science and social studies standards.

But it also voted to require all high school juniors to take the ACT college preparatory exam loosely tied to the standards.

In a 13-3 vote, the committee approved a budget amendment by Rep. Dean Knudson, R-Hudson, to have the Department of Public Instruction, the Legislative Fiscal Bureau and a Legislative Study Council review how the Common Core State Standards compare to Wisconsin’s standards and how much implementation will cost.