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Three Assembly bills look to keep close eye on Common Core standards

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MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - Wisconsin Assembly members are working on at least three bills aimed at keeping a close watch over the state's Common Core educational standards.

Republican Speaker Robin Vos expects the measures to be voted on in February.  

One bill would require periodic reviews of the three-year-old standards for math and English, plus any new standards developed for other subjects.

A second bill would prohibit fingerprinting, retinal scans, and the gathering of other biometric data from public school youngsters.

The third bill would hold additional public hearings on the Common Core requirements.  

Wisconsin was among the first states to adopt them in 2010.  

Educators say they're improving student performance. Conservatives fear the standards -- which are now in 45 states -- will result in federal control of public education.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)