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The Clock is Ticking.......

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The clock is ticking towards December 30, 2017.  As part of…
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Testing the Tests: Why MCAS Is Better Than PARCC

Study:  MCAS Less Expensive, More Rigorous and Provides Better…
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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,…
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Is it Time to Rethink State Boards of Education?

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Some political officials (Governor Sandoval of Nevada) and self-described…
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Don’t Waste the Crisis over Common Core

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The entire Common Core project is rapidly going south, and within…
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Steps for States to Follow to Replace Common Core

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To help out governors and state legislatures that really want…
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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,…
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How to Make Common Core Useful?

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What could be done to make the idea of a common core across 50…
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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…
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Those Mathematical Societies That Supposedly Endorsed Common Core’s Standards Didn’t

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Stanford University mathematics professor R. James Milgram included…
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Doubling Down on Doublespeak

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This past week, the Wall Street Journal published an op-ed by…
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Study: Common Core ELA Standards Will Further Harm U.S. History Instruction

Study Says Common Core ELA Standards Will Further Harm U.S. History…
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On Common Core, a Study in Contrasts

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In a front-page article in June, the Washington Post featured…
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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…
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How to Turn a Sow’s Ear into a Silk Purse

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Gates, Duncan, Fordham et al misunderstood from the beginning…
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Legislative Common Core Remedy No Panacea

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The next phase of the Great Game to control the minds of the…
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States Should Adopt Stand-Alone Teacher Licensure Test in Reading Linked to Common Core

States Should Adopt Stand-Alone Teacher Licensure Test in Reading…
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Study Finds Poetry Slighted in Common Core English Standards

Significant overall reduction in time spent on classic literary…
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What Reporters Think They Know about Common Core

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The public is ill-served by reporters who are no longer skeptical…
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Watch "Building the Machine," New Common Core Movie

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"Building the Machine" is an excellent primer on the fatal deficiencies…
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Audio: Lead Mathematics Standards-Writer William McCallum

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These audio clips are from Professor William McCallum's remarks…
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Debunking Common Core Myths

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One of the most interesting phenomena in the “Common Core War”…
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Common Core Math’s House of Hay

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More than once, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick has described…
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Lowering the Bar: How Common Core Math Fails to Prepare Students for STEM

BOSTON - National mathematics standards adopted by 45 states…
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4 Steps to Upgrade Teacher & Administrator Prep Programs (by Sandra Stotsky)

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How to Upgrade Teacher and Administrator Preparation Programs The…
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Celebrating 20 Years of Education Reform in Massachusetts

Birmingham, Weld Oppose MA Adopting Common Core, Call for Lifting…
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20 Years of Education Reform Roundtable Panel Discussion

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This video presents the panel discussion from the Pioneer…
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Sandra Stotsky Discusses Common Core

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Dr. Sandra Stotsky, Professor Emerita, University of Arkansas,…