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New standards cost Wisconsin schools $25 million

Rep. Wright, former teacher, supports Common Core despite expense

5:56 PM, Sep. 6, 2013
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Wisconsin's new Common Core standards for math and English cost the state very little to implement because individual districts are footing the bill, which likely will come to about $25 million.

Those are among the major findings of a report released last week by the Legislative Fiscal Bureau, a nonpartisan agency that was asked by legislators to evaluate the costs of Common Core, an increasingly controversial set of voluntary standards for K-12 schools.

Common Core sets new and often more rigorous goals for the nation's students at each grade level, but is under fire from critics who range ...

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