John Humphries
Press Release

Humphries Calls for Stronger Standards to Replace Common Core

John Humphries is a candidate for State Superintendent of Public Instruction.

By - Feb 2nd, 2017 10:30 am

[Green Bay, Wis.] – Today, the John Humphries for State Superintendent of Public Instruction campaign released a comprehensive 2-year plan to replace Common Core with more rigorous standards for Wisconsin.

As Superintendent, Humphries will leverage the expertise of Wisconsin educators, experts, and parents through multiple rounds of public hearings to ensure parents, and the public, have a complete say in any new standards for Wisconsin’s students. Once complete, the state can expect world-class standards to prepare every high school graduate for college or a career.

“In the years since the adoption of Common Core, good intentions have given way to inadequate communication and poor implementation. Too many decisions have been taken away from parents and educators by state and federal politicians and too little attention has been paid to what children really need in order to learn,” said John Humphries, candidate for State Superintendent of Public Instruction. “When I am superintendent, we will replace Tony Evers’ go-it-alone approach with meaningful decision-making handed back to local teachers, parents, and superintendents.  We will repeal Common Core and replace it with stronger standards developed locally that put Wisconsin children first.” 

John Humphries is a candidate for State Superintendent of Public Instruction. Over the past two decades, John has effectively served in public schools across the state, as well as in the Department of Public Instruction. In his nearly twenty years in Wisconsin education, he has worked in small rural school districts (La Farge and Dodgeville), one of the wealthiest (Middleton-Cross Plains), and the district with the highest poverty rate (Beloit).

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