A “smackdown” is an apt description of what Jim Stergios of the Pioneer Institute did to U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan after his Boston Globe op/ed.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
A new Pioneer Institute study finds Common Core will further damage history instruction by including U.S. History in its English language arts standards.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]