Scott Walker Calls For Legislature To Repeal Common Core

Wisconsin the next state to join the Common Core repeal movement?


For those of you not understanding my reference to Michael Brickman in the tweet above, let me explain. Michael Brickman was the education adviser to Governor Walker when Wisconsin went with the Common Core. Michael Brickman is a policy wonk at the Fordham Institute and has spent the last year or so going around to state legislatures telling them how crappy their standards are compared to Common Core.  He’s been proven wrong on a few occasions.

Brickman brought his act to North Carolina’s Common Core Legislative Research committee at the General Assembly last year. He touted the Fordham ‘Grading Report’ as proof North Carolina’s standards were subpar. He failed to mention that the Gates Foundation funded it. You can read more about the adventures of Mr. Brickman and my radio run-in with him in these articles:

Here’s the press release from Governor Walker. It’s short, sweet and to the point:

Thursday, July 17, 2014 – Press Release

Madison – Governor Scott Walker released the following statement calling for the Wisconsin State Legislature to repeal Common Core:

Today, I call on the members of the State Legislature to pass a bill in early January to repeal Common Core and replace it with standards set by people in Wisconsin.

I hope Governor McCrory is taking notes that Governor Walker has shed his Common Core Whisperers. Our Governor listens to such a person, Eric Guckian, far too much. Let’s hope our Governor is wise enough not to put Guckian on the replacement Commission, lest the public come picketing.


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