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…

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…

Free Movie Screening (Jan. 23): “The Ticket: The Many Faces of School Choice”

To celebrate National School Choice Week, please join Pioneer Institute for a special screening of the groundbreaking film “The Ticket: The Many Faces of School Choice.”

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…

The Gettysburg Address at 150: Reflections from Civil War Historian James McPherson

Today, as the nation commemorates one of history's most famous…

Going Beyond in Lawrence, Mass.

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Pioneer Institute believes that all kids deserve access to a…

Jim Stergios on Fox & Friends: Common Core lessons politicize classrooms

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Jim Stergios discussed political propaganda in Common Core…

On Marc Tucker’s Credibility (by Sandra Stotsky)

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In October, members of the New Hampshire legislature heard Marc…

6 Takeaways on New Orleans’ charter initiative

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Earlier this week, at a Pioneer forum we had the pleasure of…

Needed: Matriculation exams tailored to each state’s higher education system

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Several decades ago, self-appointed education reformers decided…

Announcing The Frederick Douglass Prize U.S. History Essay Contest

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Your History Paper Could Win $2,500! Announcing The Frederick…

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…

Some takeaways on FL Commissioner’s resignation

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Tom LoBianco of the Associated Press (Indiana office) did some…

The implosion of the PARCC assessments

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

4 Steps to Upgrade Teacher & Administrator Prep Programs (by Sandra Stotsky)

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How to Upgrade Teacher and Administrator Preparation Programs The…

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…