Op-ed: Jules Verne brings children summer adventures

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Read this op-ed in the Salem News, The Lowell Sun, The Patriot…

Op-ed: Why Mass. must not let up on testing students

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By Tom Birmingham   APRIL 13, 2017 Massachusetts’ story…

Op-ed: Will DeVos avoid the Beltway education trap?

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By Jim Stergios and Charles Chieppo Read this op-ed online…

Op-ed: Teaching children assures that we will never forget

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Our schoolchildren need to learn Elie Wiesel’s wisdom, and the tragic events of the Holocaust, but they largely don’t. Wiesel's book Night is not an “exemplar text” in the nationalized K-12 standards, Common Core... Despite the post-World War II pleas to “never forget,” we are forgetting, and so are our children.

Op-ed: Gulliver's Travels and Common Core

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This op-ed appeared in The Daily Caller and The New Bedford…

Op-ed: Poetry teaches more than rhyme

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Originally posted beginning on Apr. 23, 2016 in The MetroWest…

Op-ed: Big money pushes PARCC and Common Core

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Each year, much is written and said about K-12 education when…

Patriot Ledger: TOM BIRMINGHAM: Plan to scrap MCAS is a race to the middle

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Read this op-ed in The Patriot Ledger, where it was originally…

Worcester Telegram & Gazette: Easy, wrong, vote on charters

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By Charles Chieppo and Jamie Gass This article originally…

Boston Herald: Schoolhouse doors blocked

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By Jim Stergios Originally published in The Boston Herald on…

Worcester Telegram & Gazette: Missing out on timeless literature

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Guest View: Southern literature never ceases to inspire This…

MetroWest Daily News: ‘Trickle-down mandate’ hurts ed standards

Massachusetts should have conducted a cost analysis before adopting Common Core national education standards, as states like Alabama and California have done.

Worcester Telegram & Gazette: Classics? The dickens you say

According to Pioneer Institute research, Shakespeare is one of the very few British writers named in the nationalized English standards adopted by the commonwealth and 45 other states. So, watching “A Christmas Carol” on television may be kids’ only exposure to the magic of Dickens’ characters.

Patriot Ledger: Changes in teaching leave Huck Finn out in the cold

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The Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education’s decision to adopt weaker national standards known as “Common Core” cuts students' instruction in classic literature and poetry in half.

Lowell Sun: Taking Huck Finn Out of Curriculum a Classic Disaster

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With its adoption of Common Core, Massachusetts has chosen to hit the reset button on nearly two decades of unparalleled student achievement.

Fitchburg Sentinel & Enterprise: Taking Huck Finn Out of Curriculum a Classic Disaster

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Because of the Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education’s decision to adopt weaker national standards known as “Common Core,” students will learn less than half as much classic literature and poetry than they did under Massachusetts' previous standards.

Fall River Herald News: Common Core Takes Classics Out of Curriculum

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But with its adoption of Common Core, Massachusetts has chosen to hit the reset button on nearly two decades of unparalleled student achievement.

Worcester Telegram & Gazette: Schoolkids missing the Twain

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But with its adoption of Common Core, Massachusetts has chosen to hit the reset button on nearly two decades of unparalleled student achievement.

Boston Herald: Intrusive to the Core

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The so-called Common Core State Standards in English and math were almost entirely developed inside the Beltway by a small group of D.C.-based education trade organizations.

Panel Convenes to Discuss Common Core in Utah

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http://www.educationnews.org/education-policy-and-politics/panel-convenes-to-discuss-common-core-in-utah/ A…

Are teachers changing their unions?

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http://boston.com/community/blogs/rock_the_schoolhouse/2012/07/are_teachers_changing_their_un.html The…

Full house hears panel's criticisms of Common Core

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http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865558845/Full-house-hears-panels-criticisms-of-Common-Core.html SANDY…

Indiana Common Core Adoption Facing Stiff Opposition

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http://www.educationnews.org/k-12-schools/indiana-common-core-adoption-facing-stiff-opposition/ The…

New questions surround 'common core'

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http://www.thestarpress.com/article/20120622/OPINION/306220009/New-questions-surround-common-core-?gcheck=1&nclick_check=1 A…

A big test at Madison Park Vocational

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http://boston.com/community/blogs/rock_the_schoolhouse/2012/06/a_big_test_at_madison_park_voc.html In…

Three of 12 Ventures Funded by Romney-Created Energy Fund Failed

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http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-06-06/three-of-12-ventures-funded-by-romney-created-energy-fund-failed A…

What Goldilocks Can Tell Us About The Cost Of Implementing The Common Core

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http://stateimpact.npr.org/indiana/2012/06/06/what-goldilocks-can-tell-us-about-the-cost-of-implementing-the-common-core/ It…

What Will Common Core Standards Cost States?

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http://www.governing.com/blogs/view/gov-what-will-common-core-standards-cost-states.html State…

U.S. history lessons getting short shrift

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http://www.lowellsun.com/editorials/ci_20727036/u-s-history-lessons With…

Concerns over Romney plan allowing choice of schools

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http://www.sentinelandenterprise.com/local/ci_20709107/concerns-over-romney-plan-allowing-choice-schools Mitt…