Videos – Common Core

The Pioneer Institute hosted a forum September 19, 2012 at the Omni Parker Hotel. “Why Huck Finn Matters: Classic Literature in Schooling” with keynote speakers Jocelyn Chadwick, author of The Jim Dilemma: Reading Race in Huckleberry Finn, who makes her return to Harvard this year, and Ron Powers, Pulitzer and Emmy Award winning Twain biographer...
These audio clips are from Professor William McCallum's remarks on college readiness in Common Core's mathematics standards at a meeting sponsored by the American Mathematical Society and the Mathematical Association of America in San Francisco, California, in January 2010. Viewers might also be interested in the video clips with Jason Zimba’s comments on college readiness...
Pioneer Institute has been a prime mover in the debate over Common Core national education standards.  Pioneer was among the first to call attention to the nature of the threat, producing rigorous research and relentlessly raising public awareness. Last month, Pioneer released the first of two videos setting the record straight on Common Core, questioning its...
Jim Stergios discussed political propaganda in Common Core lessons for 5th grade students on Fox & Friends (Nov. 8, 2013). View his interview with Elizabeth Hasselbeck below. Here's the original Fox report.
This video features Thomas F. Birmingham, Former Massachusetts Senate President and co-author of the 1993 Massachusetts Education Reform Law. He was a Keynote speaker at the event, “20 Years of Education Reform: 1993 MERA, Its Legacy, and Its Future.”
This video features the Honorable William F. Weld, former Massachusetts Governor and co-author of the 1993 Massachusetts Education Reform Law. Governor Weld gave one of the two Keynote addresses at the forum, “20 Years of Education Reform: 1993 MERA, Its Legacy, and Its Future.”
This video presents the panel discussion from the Pioneer forum: “20 Years of Education Reform,” featuring Tripp Jones of New Profit, Inc., Sandra Stotsky, Emerita Professor of Education Reform at University of Arkansas, Michael Sentance, former Massachusetts Secretary of Education, and David Driscoll, former Massachusetts Commissioner of Education
Heritage Foundation Panel - April 17, 2012 "The Obama Administration, intent on furthering federal intervention in education, has spent billions incentivizing states to adopt national standards and tests. Adopting national standards means ceding control of the content taught in local schools to national organizations and distant bureaucrats in Washington. Nationalizing the content taught in local...
Jamie Gass, Pioneer Institute’s Director of School Reform, discusses problems with the Common Core national education standards, including their weaker academic quality, illegality, and significant costs.
Dr. Sandra Stotsky, Professor Emerita, University of Arkansas, former Senior Associate Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Education, describes some of the problems with the quality of the Common Core national education standards.