Pioneer Institute White Papers

The Pioneer Institute has published a number of White Papers related to the Common Core State Standards. The documents can be downloaded by clicking on either the hot link or the cover image. Be mindful of the dates on the White Papers. The final set of standards was released in June 2010.

1 100223_why_race_to_the_middle Why Race to the Middle? Ze’ev Wurman & Sandra Stotsky. White Paper # 52, February 2010.
Fair to Middling: A National Standards Progress Report. R. James Milgram & Sandra Stotsky. White Paper # 56. March 2010. 2 100402_fair_to_middling
3 100520_emperors_new_clothes The Emperor’s New Clothes: National Assessments Based on Weak “College and Career Readiness Standards”. Sandra Stotsky and Ze’ev Wurman. White Paper # 61. May 2010.
National Standards Still Don’t Make the Grade Why Massachusetts and California Must Retain Control Over Their Academic Destinies Part I: Review of Four Sets of English Language Arts Standards. Kathleen Madigan, Sandra Stotsky, and Ze’ev Wurman, White Paper # 63. July 2010. 4 100719_national_standards_part_I
5 common_core_standards Common Core’s Standards Still Don’t Make the Grade: Why Massachusetts and California Must Regain Control Over Their Academic Destinies. Sandra Stotsky and Ze’ev Wurman. White Paper # 65. July 2010.
The Road to a National Curriculum: The Legal Aspects of the Common Core Standards, Race to the Top, and Conditional Waivers. Robert S. Eitel and Kent D. Talbert. White Paper # 81. February 2012. 6 120208_RoadNationalCurriculum
7 120222_CCSSICost National Cost of Aligning States and Localities to the Common Core Standards. AccountabilityWorks, A Pioneer Institute and American Principles Project White Paper. White Paper # 82, February 2012.
Controlling Education From the Top: Why Common Core Is Bad for America. Emmett McGroarty and Jane Robbins. A Pioneer Institute and American Principles Project White Paper. White Paper # 87, May 2012. 8 ControllingEducation
9 CommonCoreELAStandards How Common Core’s ELA Standards Place College Readiness at Risk. Mark Bauerlein and Sandra Stotsky. White Paper # 89. September 2012.

2 thoughts on “Pioneer Institute White Papers

  1. How does your core ideas address the individuals needs of each student? Not all students fit into a uniform program because everyone is individual and their lives experiences are different. And while parents’ influences are important, what about students who don’t have parents or have parents whose trauma impacts their ability to parent?

    How would this system work in different cities with different dynamics and systems? How does it address the added stressors of race, low income status, disability, or the LGBTQIA+ students? What about students and parents who face intersecting identities, like the ones listed above?

    How does this ideology meets students that don’t fit the common core, which has proven to only lear success for certain populations? How does the ideology ensure every child has equal access to quality education?

    Lastly, what are the costs and benefits of focusing on the parents rather than the pupils? I’d love to discuss these questions and share perspectives! Also, where do you find most of your sources and are they evidence based? If so, what sources are used and are other perspectives considered? How are the differences in families addressed in this ideology? How is diversity included for marginalized communities

    1. Your comments were left on the page for Pioneer Institute White Papers. If your questions pertain to their material (the links have been re-connected) you may want to direct your questions to the Pioneer Institute. You ask about core ideas, system, and ideologies but don’t state what those are that you are asking about.

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