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Poll: 36% of voters don't know what Common Core education standards are

MILWAUKEE (WTAQ) - Your state legislators know what the Common Core education standards are -- but do you?

Thirty-six percent of voters in a recent Marquette Law School poll said they never heard of the three-year-old math and reading standards.

Tea party conservatives are trying to undo the standards, saying they'll lead to a nationally-funded education system. Educators say that's absurd -- and they're only trying to raise the bar, and prepare youngsters better for the world economy.

Recently, Republican Governor Scott Walker called for a commission to look at the standards -- but he did not say if it would only to future standards, and not the math and reading requirements already in use.

State Superintendent Tony Evers said he's okay with a commission to review future standards, but the current ones should be left alone.

Senate Republican Paul Farrow of Pewaukee is working on a bill to create the commission -- and perhaps take a second look at what's already been adopted.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)

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