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The Clock is Ticking.......

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The clock is ticking towards December 30, 2017.  As part of…

Op-ed: Gulliver's Travels and Common Core

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

Study Finds Common Core Incompatible With Catholic Education

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Singular focus on workforce development conflicts with Catholic…

The Education Writers Association casts its narrowing gaze on Boston, May 1-3

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Many billions have been spent, and continue to be spent, promoting…

Fordham report predictable, conflicted

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Guest Post by Richard P. Phelps On November 17, the Massachusetts…

Study: Poor Performance of Other States in PARCC Consortium Would Translate to Lower Standards for Mass.

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Attacks on MCAS for not producing “college-ready” graduates…

Testing the Tests: Why MCAS Is Better Than PARCC

Study:  MCAS Less Expensive, More Rigorous and Provides Better…

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…

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,…

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…

Why Huck Finn Matters: Classic Literature in Schooling (Pt. 1: Keynotes)

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The Pioneer Institute hosted a forum September 19, 2012 at…

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…

Jeb Bush's Rhetoric and Reality on Common Core

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Pioneer Institute respects Governor Jeb Bush’s education reform…

Massachusetts Gubernatorial Candidates on K-12 Education Policy

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K-12 education policy too often is the province of powerful special…

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…

Common Core Math Will Reduce Enrollment in High-Level High School Courses

Study Finds Common Core Math Standards Will Reduce Enrollment…

Study: Common Core ELA Standards Will Further Harm U.S. History Instruction

Study Says Common Core ELA Standards Will Further Harm U.S. History…

Gov. Jindal’s Common Core Lawsuit Draws on Pioneer's Research

BOSTON - The legal complaint issued by Governor Jindal’s office…

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…

How to Turn a Sow’s Ear into a Silk Purse

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Gates, Duncan, Fordham et al misunderstood from the beginning…

Legislative Common Core Remedy No Panacea

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

A Fractured Testing Landscape

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One of the benefits of waking up at 3 am to do some work is that…

States Should Adopt Stand-Alone Teacher Licensure Test in Reading Linked to Common Core

States Should Adopt Stand-Alone Teacher Licensure Test in Reading…

Study: New Technology, Relaxation of Protections Threaten Student Privacy

Press Release: Study Finds That New Technology, Relaxation of…