Pioneer Institute White Papers

The Pioneer Institute has published a number of White Papers related to the Common Core State Standards. The documents can be downloaded by clicking on either the hot link or the cover image. Be mindful of the dates on the White Papers. The final set of standards was released in June 2010.

1 100223_why_race_to_the_middleWhy Race to the Middle? Ze’ev Wurman & Sandra Stotsky. White Paper # 52, February 2010.
Fair to Middling: A National Standards Progress Report. R. James Milgram & Sandra Stotsky. White Paper # 56. March 2010. 2 100402_fair_to_middling
3 100520_emperors_new_clothesThe Emperor’s New Clothes: National Assessments Based on Weak “College and Career Readiness Standards”. Sandra Stotsky and Ze’ev Wurman. White Paper # 61. May 2010.
National Standards Still Don’t Make the Grade Why Massachusetts and California Must Retain Control Over Their Academic Destinies Part I: Review of Four Sets of English Language Arts Standards. Kathleen Madigan, Sandra Stotsky, and Ze’ev Wurman, White Paper # 63. July 2010. 4 100719_national_standards_part_I
5 common_core_standardsCommon Core’s Standards Still Don’t Make the Grade: Why Massachusetts and California Must Regain Control Over Their Academic Destinies. Sandra Stotsky and Ze’ev Wurman. White Paper # 65. July 2010.
The Road to a National Curriculum: The Legal Aspects of the Common Core Standards, Race to the Top, and Conditional Waivers. Robert S. Eitel and Kent D. Talbert. White Paper # 81. February 2012. 6 120208_RoadNationalCurriculum
7 120222_CCSSICostNational Cost of Aligning States and Localities to the Common Core Standards. AccountabilityWorks, A Pioneer Institute and American Principles Project White Paper. White Paper # 82, February 2012.
Controlling Education From the Top: Why Common Core Is Bad for America. Emmett McGroarty and Jane Robbins. A Pioneer Institute and American Principles Project White Paper. White Paper # 87, May 2012. 8 ControllingEducation
9 CommonCoreELAStandardsHow Common Core’s ELA Standards Place College Readiness at Risk. Mark Bauerlein and Sandra Stotsky. White Paper # 89. September 2012.