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Ending Common Core a Tough Task

Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s call to scrap Common Core academic standards for Wisconsin schools is meeting resistance from GOP Senate leaders, with one key lawmaker calling it “monkey business.”

Republicans currently have majorities in both the state Senate and Assembly, but elections this November will determine which party is in the majority next year. Republicans have a strong 60-39 majority in the Assembly but a more narrow 17-15 hold on the Senate, with one vacancy in a heavily GOP district.

Walker, who is also up for re-election, called Thursday for the Legislature to write new standards when it reconvenes in January.

That may be easier said than done….

“I believe 90 percent of the schools are going to say, ‘Madison you go do what you want to do, we’re going to continue with the Common Core.” State Sen. Luther Olsen, Republican