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Republican says replacing standards difficult

 Republican says replacing standards difficult

MADISON, Wis. (AP) _ The Republican leader of the state Senate says replacing Common Core education standards as Gov. Scott Walker wants will be ``difficult.''

Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald said in a statement Friday that while there may be support for repealing current standards, ``developing new standards that satisfy everyone's concerns will be much more difficult.''

Fitzgerald says he looks forward to talking with Walker about it soon. Walker on Thursday called for replacing the standards.

Senate Education Committee chairman Sen. Luther Olsen says the Legislature should not take local control away from school boards across Wisconsin that have voluntarily decided to adopt the Common Core standards.

Olsen says he wants Walker to explain which of the Common Core standards are insufficient and need to be replaced.

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) _ Gov. Scott Walker is calling on the Wisconsin Legislature to pass a bill next year to repeal the Common Core educational standards.

Walker issued a one-line statement late Thursday that also said they should be replaced by standards ``set by people in Wisconsin.''

Walker, a potential presidential candidate in two years, joins some other prominent Republicans in calling for the standards to be spiked. Indiana Gov. Mike Pence was first to sign legislation revoking Common Core in April. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has signed executive orders blocking tests tied to the standards.

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