Two reports from the Defending the Early Years, a Boston-based non-profit organization took aim at the Common Core kindergarten standards in literacy & math.
A recent Stanford University brain study published in the Brain and Language Journal literally shows phonics is better for early reading instruction.
A new Pioneer Institute study finds Common Core will further damage history instruction by including U.S. History in its English language arts standards.
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 […]
Ze’ev Wurman pointed out to me (and others) an interesting article written by David Steiner, former New York State Commissioner of Education and Common Core advocate, in Education Next. In it he unwittingly makes a case against the Common Core. First he points out how content poor the Common Core ELA standards are: Formally, the […]
Aaron Barlow, an associate professor of English at the New York City College of Technology wrote a piece on the Academe Blog (of which he’s the Executive Editor) which is published by the American Association of University Professors. He states that the Common Core English Language Arts standards are designed for failure. Strong words and […]
This is testimony given by Henry Burke to the Nebraska State Board of Education on February 3, 2014. They had studied their standards alignment with the Common Core State Standards. Henry Burke is a Civil Engineer with a B.S.C.E. and M.S.C.E. He has been a Registered Professional Engineer (P.E.) for 37 years and has worked […]
If you haven’t seen it, take the time to watch this video of Dr. Terrance O. Moore, assistant professor of history at Hillsdale College, giving Hillsdale College’s AWC Family Foundation Lecture based on his new book Story Killers: A Common-Sense Case Against the Common Core. It is an hour long, but it is well worth […]
This is American Principles Project’s response: Five former Florida Republican Party leaders have urged the state GOP to ignore the parents and teachers who object to the centralization of education through the Common Core State (sic) Standards. Like other Common Core proponents, they repeat the talking points; like the others, they fail to produce evidence […]
David Coleman, the non-English teacher who wrote the Common Core national English language arts (ELA) standards, is conducting a charm offensive to persuade Christians to embrace the new national standards. According to Mr. Coleman, students “educated” under Common Core will be better readers and better able to understand Scripture, and thus will enjoy deeper and […]