Joy Pullmann: Common Core undermines the teaching of specific core knowledge by promoting classroom methods that emphasize academic skills or practices.
Barry Garelick: To overturn students’ “doing without knowing” reformers have created students for whom “understanding” foundational math is not even “doing” math.
A school designing its curriculum doesn’t have independence when standards and assessments drive what is being taught and in some cases how it is taught.
In the 17 state accountability plans submitted to the U.S. Department of Education few highlight the Common Core, but not because it has disappeared.
The U.S. Department of Education just announced they are soliciting public feedback on cutting back and/or getting rid of burdensome education regulations.
Radio personality Shannon Joy gave Truth in American Education a shoutout while discussing Common Core on the Glenn Beck Show.
The Collaborative for Student Success belittling parents and ignoring well-founded research that supports their arguments is a poor method of persuasion.
Dr. Gary Houchens: “I believe an over-emphasis on reading as a skill has caused schools to neglect social studies, science, and arts in early grades.”
HSLDA reports that West Virginia State Senator Michael Romano (D-Clarksburg) thinks homeschoolers should have to follow Common Core.
Former Secretary of Education William Bennett is concerned that Massachusetts watered down their academic standards, but won’t say how they did it.