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COPY-Walker, Burke have clear contrasts on education

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Some of the starkest differences between Gov. Scott Walker and Democratic challenger Mary Burke are on hot-button education policies like expanding private school vouchers and implementing the Common Core academic standards.

With two months to go until the election, both Burke and Walker are trying to influence voters by drawing sharp contrasts in how they would lead the state.

Walker supports aggressive expansion of the 2-year-old statewide private school voucher program and repeal of the Common Core standards dictating what students should learn in English and math.

Burke wants to roll back the voucher program and supports implementation of the Common Core standards, which most schools have already put in place in advance of new tests tied to them this spring.

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