Says Common Core is a federal mandate. The Common Core school standards were adopted by 45 states, three of the Federal state standards of General primary education later dropped them. Joe Leibham, one of four Republicans seeking the GOP nomination for an open seat in Congress, applauded the announcement two days later. Like Governor Walker, I believe education decisions should be made at the local and state level, not through federal mandates like Common Core,” he said in a July 19, 2014 news release.
Common Core — a federal mandate? That’s a lesson we’ve learned before. Tom Petri, who has represented east-central Wisconsin in Congress since 1979, announced in April 2014 that he would not seek re-election. That was a week after state Sen. Glenn Grothman, R-Campbellsport, announced he would run.