The Common Core State Standards may be controversial, but many Wisconsin schools are moving forward with implementation. Jennifer Cheatham, superintendent of Madison Metropolitan School District, says the new standards represent a significant improvement. Emilie Amundson, Common Core State Standards team director for the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, agrees, noting that the previous standards were very general. "We now have an expectation as to what children should learn and be able to do," she said.

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