Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker delivered his two-year budget address Tuesday night, the highlight of which for many was the promise to defund Common Core testing.
WLUK’s Alex Ronallo gave a brief but comprehensive overview of the address.
Again, the promise to pull state funding for the Smarter Balanced assessment, a standardized exam which is aligned to Common Core State Standards, was the most interesting news to conservatives.
The Journal Sentinel reports that Walker’s budget “calls for throwing out the new state standardized achievement exam aligned with the Common Core academic standards, which is set to be administered to students in third through eighth grade for the first time this spring.” Instead, “his plan calls for school districts to choose the assessment they feel best for their students.”