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Common Core bills 'difficult' to pass Senate

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The leader of the Wisconsin state Senate says it will be difficult getting enough votes to make any changes to the Common Core academic standards that many conservatives are calling to be repealed.

Republican Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald tells The Associated Press that a package of bills introduced in the Assembly dealing with Common Core is unlikely to come up in the Senate.

Fitzgerald said Friday the only idea that may be voted on is increasing legislative oversight of academic standards.

But he says others like one that bans the collection of biometric data like fingerprints and retinal scans don't have the votes to pass in the Senate.

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos has said all of the bills will pass the Assembly in February.

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