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…

What Reporters Think They Know about Common Core

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

Watch "Building the Machine," New Common Core Movie

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"Building the Machine" is an excellent primer on the fatal deficiencies…

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”…

Setting the Record Straight on Common Core Part 2

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Pioneer Institute has been a prime mover in the debate over Common…

Common Core Math’s House of Hay

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More than once, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick has described…

Fordham's Petrilli Rodeo Clowning for ObamaCore, Gates $$, & the Great Society

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Commentary magazine did a great blog about how Common Core is…

Is the Commissioner of Education Complying with the Law?

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Twenty years after the passage of the landmark Massachusetts…

Video: Setting the Record Straight on Common Core

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There is so much misinformation on all sides of the debate on…

Let’s Not Waver on Testing: An Open Letter to MA Education Commissioner

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In the letter below, Pioneer Institute Executive Director Jim…

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…

Common Core, the Gettysburg Address & human intent

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(H/t to Civil War Daily Gazette) History will always be…

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…

Who you calling dumb?

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Calling your opponents “stupid” is the refuge of those…

Common Core is neither internationally benchmarked nor state-led

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I have nothing against IHOP.  I eat there if there is nothing…

9 Signs of Academic Rigor in English Standards (by Sandra Stotsky)

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What makes one set of English language arts standards more rigorous…

The implosion of the PARCC assessments

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As they say, where there is smoke, there may be fire. EdWeek…

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…

Why Common Core’s Math Standards Don’t Measure Up (by Guest Blogger Ze'ev Wurman)

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Guest Post by Ze'ev Wurman (biography below)  Last year William…

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…

Ed Glaeser's Straw Man on Common Core (by Jim Stergios)

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In today’s Globe, Ed Glaeser, an economist by trade and…