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Bill that would change Wisconsin's common core standards stalled

Common Core Hearing

MADISON, Wis. (WKBT) - A bill for lawmakers to set and approve Wisconsin's academic standards is stalled, at least for the time being.

School administrators from across the state were in Madison Thursday testifying to keep the Common Core in place.

Right now, it sets the bar for Math and English in our K through 12 schools.

The republican introduced bill works to make academic standards more rigorous.

An Associated Press report says five republican senators are opposed to the bill leaving it four votes shy of passing.

Regardless, the La Crosse School district will keep a close eye on it. "It's not dead, it's probably going to be tweaked and modified a bit, perhaps it will be recycled. But at this point in the school district of La Crosse and in the Coulee Region, we're going to continue to move forward with the planning and the good work that we've done to date," said La Crosse Associate Superintendent Troy Harcey.

Governor Scott Walker headlines the list of elected officials who support the bill.

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