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…

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…

BPS’ all-in adoption of PARCC is bad for kids, and is illegal

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A front page article by Jamie Vaznis in the Boston Globe…

Doubling Down on Doublespeak

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

We Now Have a Smart Exit Strategy from Common Core

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Rick Hess and Mike McShane back in the spring wrote in the…

Pioneer Institute Statement on Senate Charter School Cap Lift Vote

The Senate Turns Back the Clock Today, the Massachusetts State…

Representative misrepresenting

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Chalk this one up to elected officials representing people other…

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…

Massachusetts Charter Schools: “A Fire You Can’t Put Out”

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This past week, at the urging of state K-12 education commissioner…

Public Statement on MA BESE Vote Limiting Charter School Enrollment

Today, at the recommendation of Commissioner Mitchell Chester,…

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

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

The Globe on Common Core and Poetry

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It is not stereotyping poets to say that they burn with a particular…

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…

Another Misleading Attack on Charter Schools from the BTU

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A recent Boston Teachers Union e-bulletin grossly misrepresented…

Orchard Gardens Against the Machine

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Yvonne Abraham's column this week bemoaned the resignation of…

Building the Machine – a review

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What is Common Core?  How did it start--and who drove it?  Are…

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”…

Massachusetts Deserves Better Education Leadership

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Massachusetts Deserves Better Education Leadership Education…

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…

Is the Commissioner of Education Complying with the Law?

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Twenty years after the passage of the landmark Massachusetts…