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Chamber official defends Common Core
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MADISON (AP) - The Wisconsin state chamber of commerce spoke out Monday in support of Common Core academic standards that have drawn criticism from some conservatives in the state Legislature and calls for changes from Gov. Scott Walker. The unusual move from Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce, a group that heavily backs Walker and other Republicans, comes after Walker two weeks ago told educators at a state meeting that he wants to create a commission to review and recommend changes to the standards.

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