Tag: Pioneer Institute

NEA Calls for Arne Duncan’s Resignation

Filed in Common Core State Standards by on July 8, 2014 0 Comments
NEA Calls for Arne Duncan’s Resignation

Over the Independence Day weekend the Representative Assembly at the National Education Association’s (NEA) annual convention held in Denver approved a resolution that called for U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan’s resignation. Daily Caller has more: Another major factor behind the newly intense hostility to Duncan was his response to the Vergara v. California court ruling […]

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Cogs in the Machine: Big Data, Common Core, and National Testing

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Cogs in the Machine: Big Data, Common Core, and National Testing

Pioneer Institute released another White Paper by Emmett McGroarty (Director of APP Education, American Principles Project), Joy Pullmann (managing editor of School Reform News and Research Fellow, Heartland Institute), and Jane Robbins (Senior Fellow, American Principles Project). Their synopsis: New technology allows advocates for education as workforce development to accomplish what has long been out […]

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NGA Chair Gov. Mary Fallin Target of Campaign to End Common Core

NGA Chair Gov. Mary Fallin Target of Campaign to End Common Core

American Principles Project, Eagle Forum, Concerned Women for America, Home School Legal Defense Association and several other grassroots conservative groups launched a campaign urging the Chair of the National Governors Association, Governor Mary Fallin (R-OK), to end the Common Core State Standards Initiative.  The NGA, along with the Council of Chief State School Officers, are […]

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How Common Core Damages Poetry Instruction

Filed in Common Core State Standards by on April 30, 2014 0 Comments
How Common Core Damages Poetry Instruction

April is National Poetry Month, but poetry is not well addressed in Common Core’s English language arts standards.  It’s unclear whether the genre will survive a Common Core-based English classroom given the dramatic reduction in time spent on literary texts implicitly mandated by these national standards, and the ambivalence, if not hostility, of the standards […]

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Pioneer Institute: Setting the Record Straight on Common Core (Part 1)

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Pioneer Institute: Setting the Record Straight on Common Core (Part 1)

In Part One of this series, Pioneer Institute Executive Director Jim Stergios talks about the basis for education reform in Massachusetts, and how that state-driven success model differs from Common Core national education  standards. He corrects some of the myths about Common Core, drawing on Pioneer Institute’s extensive research to show that the national standards […]

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Lowering the Bar: How Common Core Math Fails to Prepare High School Students for STEM

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Lowering the Bar: How Common Core Math Fails to Prepare High School Students for STEM

(Boston, MA) National mathematics standards adopted by 45 states and the District of Columbia that supporters say are designed to make high school graduates “college- and career-ready” and improve the critical science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) pipeline do not prepare students to study STEM or even be admitted to a selective four-year college, according […]

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Early Childhood Standards of Common Core are Developmentally Inappropriate

Filed in Common Core State Standards by on September 18, 2013 33 Comments
Early Childhood Standards of Common Core are Developmentally Inappropriate

Child Psychologist Dr. Megan Koschnick Criticizes Common Core Standards for K-3 as Age and Developmentally Inappropriate.

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A Republic of Republics: How Common Core Undermines State and Local Autonomy over K-12 Education

Filed in Common Core State Standards by on September 9, 2013 0 Comments

The Pioneer Institute in cooperation with American Principles Project and Pacific Research Institute released a white paper written by Robert Scott, the former Texas Commissioner of Education.  It is entitled “A Republic of Republics: How Common Core Undermines State and Local Autonomy over K-12 Education.”  The preface is by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley Here is […]

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Common Core Conference at the University of Notre Dame

Filed in Common Core State Standards by on August 19, 2013 8 Comments
Common Core Conference at the University of Notre Dame

From FightCommonCore.com, this will be a great conference to be held next month at Notre Dame University in Indiana. The Changing Role of Education in America: Consequences of the Common Core University of Notre DameSeptember 9, 2013 You can register online here. Please join us for a one-day conference at the Notre Dame Conference Center […]

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Common Core Advocates Refuse to Debate in Colorado

Parent Led Reform is hosting a Common Core Community Forum on Monday, August 12th from 7:30p-9p (MDT) in Centennial, CO.  Their intent was to have both sides of the issue presented, but we received word today that those who had previously committed to advocated for the Common Core have pulled out.  Seven organizations that advocate […]

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