Funny thing here.
Out of the blue, Gov. Scott Walker called on the Wisconsin State Legislature to repeal Common Core and replace it with standards set "by the people of Wisconsin."
This coming after 3 years of DPI (State Department of Public Instruction) working to implement the standards leaves Walker's motivations in question since the legislature is not in session. Mary Burke spox Joe Zepecki was right calling Walker's sudden Common Core statement a "desperate" attempt to shore up his base.
Post Crescent Excerpt:
"My problem with Common Core is, I don't want people outside Wisconsin telling us what our standards should be," Walker said Sunday at the the governor's conference.
So he really doesn't have a problem with the substance of Common Core ...it's more about politics and its source? Really?!
But since right-wing zealots like Walker believe money is speech and 68% of his campaign cash (post June 5th, 2012 Recall) comes from outside Wisconsin, it's obvious who told Walker to undermine Common Core. If Scott Walker was serious about not wanting people outside Wisconsin telling us what our standards should be on anything, he would stand up with Mary Burke on her call to ban out-of-state campaign cash.
Mary Burke is right again. If you don't want people outside Wisconsin telling us what our standards should be - pledge to ban out-of-state campaign cash in state elections.
Stop being hypocritical, Governor Walker. It's that simple.