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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

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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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Video: Confronting the Common Core Event in Tennessee

Filed in Common Core State Standards by on July 15, 2013 0 Comments

Video from the April 30th event, Confronting the Common Core, in Franklin, TN was recently released.  Speakers included Jamie Gass of The Pioneer Institute, Lindsey Burke of The Heritage Foundation, Bill Evers of the Hoover Institution, and Emmett McGroarty & Jane Robbins of American Principles Project.

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The Tennessean’s Inaccurate Editorial

The Tennessean’s Inaccurate Editorial

The editorial board at The Tennessean clucks its tongue at parents and citizens who recently showed up to protest the Common Core State Standards being implemented in their state in an editorial yesterday.  Apparently Tennessee legislators, parents and citizens are to blindly accept as fact the talking points circulated by those who advocate for the Common […]

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#StopCommonCore Twitter Rally Part Deux

Filed in Common Core State Standards by on April 30, 2013 0 Comments

Parent Led Reform (@parentledreform) is graciously hosting our 2nd #StopCommonCore Twitter Rally.  Our follow-up rally is this Thursday, May 2nd at 9:00p (EDT)/8:00p (CDT). The #StopCommonCore Twitter Rally is a collaborative project in partnership with Truth In American Education (@TruthinAmEd), and designed to share the research diligently collected by parents and citizens concerned about the government’s […]

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Photos: Ohio is Jazzed About #StopCommonCore

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Photos: Ohio is Jazzed About #StopCommonCore

Ohio had some informational meetings about the Common Core at three different locations throughout the state.  Ohioans Against Common Core has an update here.  Between 850-1000 attended.  The photos below are from Jamie Gass of the Pioneer Institute who was one of the speakers. The speakers for these events were: Cincinnati – held April 12th […]

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