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Wisconsin Senate to vote on high school requirements

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2013 10:22 AM

No one ever said preparing students for college and the workforce was going to be easy. For this reason, educators in states that have adopted the Common Core State Standards understand that instruction is going to become more rigorous in the years ahead.

Schools in Wisconsin, a state that adopted the CCSS June 2, 2010, are among those where students are sure to encounter more challenges in the classroom. Although this may not sound very appealing to pupils, these changes are meant to better prepare them for the future. This is reflected on the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction's website, which states that the Common Core "promote world class, instructionally rich, standards-based teaching and learning."

The classes students take in Wisconsin high schools could change very soon, depending on a decision by the state's senate. High schoolers would be required to take three credits of mathematics and science, rather than the two credits each they currently take, if state lawmakers vote in favor of this change, according to The Associated Press.

Ultimately, the changes would allow Wisconsin to provide more rigorous instruction and an educational experience that is in line with what is offered in schools in neighboring states.