MADISON (AP) - Gov. Scott Walker says he is in favor of Wisconsin adopting more rigorous academic standards than the uniform national ones for public school testing, called the Common Core.
Walker touched on the topic Tuesday in response to a question following his speech at the Wisconsin Counties Association meeting.
Walker says he would like Wisconsin "to be in a position where we can identify our own unique standards that I think in many ways will be higher and more aggressive than the ones they're talking about."
The voluntary standards create basic requirements for math and English language arts. The goal was to improve public schools through more rigorous requirements for math and English that would be followed across state lines.
Walker says he supports the Legislature holding hearings on the issue.
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