How Massachusetts Promoted Achievement Before Common Core & PARCC

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Before the Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education…

Why Massachusetts Should Abandon the PARCC Tests & Common Core

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It is difficult to find any public analysis and comments by teachers,…

Is it Time to Rethink State Boards of Education?

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Some political officials (Governor Sandoval of Nevada) and self-described…

Don’t Waste the Crisis over Common Core

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The entire Common Core project is rapidly going south, and within…

Steps for States to Follow to Replace Common Core

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To help out governors and state legislatures that really want…

Common Core’s standards can be replaced by first-rate standards overnight

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In a funny story in the Washington Post on December 24, 2014,…

How to Make Common Core Useful?

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What could be done to make the idea of a common core across 50…

How to Maintain the Massachusetts “Education Miracle”

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Not by using Common Core-based standards and tests, for sure,…

How Colleges Are Dumbing Our Kids Down, Too, and What We Can Do About It

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It’s not just Common Core’s standards and the curriculum…

Those Mathematical Societies That Supposedly Endorsed Common Core’s Standards Didn’t

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Stanford University mathematics professor R. James Milgram included…

Doubling Down on Doublespeak

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This past week, the Wall Street Journal published an op-ed by…

On Common Core, a Study in Contrasts

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In a front-page article in June, the Washington Post featured…

7 Major Differences between No Child Left Behind and Common Core/Race to the Top

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1. Focus of Accountability: Schools or Teachers Under No Child…

Legislative Common Core Remedy No Panacea

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The next phase of the Great Game to control the minds of the…

What Reporters Think They Know about Common Core

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The public is ill-served by reporters who are no longer skeptical…

Audio: Lead Mathematics Standards-Writer William McCallum

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These audio clips are from Professor William McCallum's remarks…

Debunking Common Core Myths

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One of the most interesting phenomena in the “Common Core War”…

Why Common Core's roll-out is as bad as ObamaCare’s (by Sandra Stotsky)

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It's odd to observe just how oblivious the media have been to…

Support for Common Core's Fuzzy Math Doesn't Add Up (by Sandra Stotsky)

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Unless high school students can prepare for a calculus course…

On Marc Tucker’s Credibility (by Sandra Stotsky)

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In October, members of the New Hampshire legislature heard Marc…

Needed: Matriculation exams tailored to each state’s higher education system

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Several decades ago, self-appointed education reformers decided…

Schizophrenia in the New York Times Editorial Office (by Sandra Stotsky)

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The New York Times is suffering from a split personality about…

4 Steps to Upgrade Teacher & Administrator Prep Programs (by Sandra Stotsky)

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How to Upgrade Teacher and Administrator Preparation Programs The…

How Long Before Duncan and the Media Speak Out Honestly? (by Sandra Stotsky)

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The notion that Common Core’s college and career readiness…

Common Core’s Cloudy Vision of College Readiness in Math (by Sandra Stotsky)

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Common Core’s egalitarian tentacles are now slithering towards…

More Than One Fatal Flaw in Common Core's ELA Standards (by Sandra Stotsky)

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There isn’t just one fatal flaw in Common Core's English language…

What To Do Once Common Core Is Halted (by Sandra Stotsky)

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What could states do once implementation of Common Core’s standards…