Pioneer Institute Calls MBAE Out for Conflict of Interest in PARCC/MCAS Study

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The MBAE study perpetuates a deeply troubling pattern of conflicts of interest marking Massachusetts’ consideration of Common Core and PARCC.

What Common Core Has Done to Massachusetts


Jamie Gass and Charles Chieppo with the Pioneer Institute highlight in an op/ed in the Worcester News & Telegram how Common Core has impacted education in Massachusetts who once led the nation in K-12 education. It isn’t pretty.  They write:  Following the landmark 1993 Education Reform Act that provided public schools with a massive infusion of […]

Jeb Bush Will Go Down Swinging on Common Core

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Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush defended the Common Core State Standards in his keynote speech at the Foundation for Educational Excellence’s National Summit on Education Reform yesterday.  He’s the only prospective Republican presidential candidate to do so.  He are a few things he said about Common Core. This is why the debate over the Common […]

Only 26% of Ohio Voters Support Common Core

This week the Columbus Dispatch released a poll that shows the Common Core has little support among Ohio voters.  The poll of 1,185 registered voters has a +/- margin of error of 2.7 %. They asked the question of those surveyed, “from what you know, do you support or oppose the Common Core educational standards […]

How Common Core and The New SAT Lower College Standards in the U.S.

Pioneer Institute released this week another white paper.  The paper entitled “The Revenge of K-12: How Common Core and the New SAT Lower College Standards in the U.S.” was authored by Richard Phelps and James Milgram. Pioneer’s description of the paper: This white paper presents evidence that Common Core math standards’ (CCMS) weak Algebra II […]