Assembly to vote on Common Core bills next year

CREATED Dec. 24, 2013

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The state Assembly plans to vote in February on bills that are being circulated in response to recommendations of a task force that studied the Common Core academic standards in place in Wisconsin.

One would bar retinal scans, fingerprinting and the taking of other biometric data from Wisconsin public school students.

Another bill would require periodic reviews of the Common Core standards in math and English as well as the creation of new standards in other subjects, with a series of public meetings for input.

And a third would require additional public hearings on the standards.

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos says the bills will be voted on in February.

The standards were adopted in 2010 but have come under criticism largely from conservative Republicans.