There is an orchestrated push on the part of Common Core advocates to publish nonsense in local papers and other publication. We can’t respond to each and every piece here, but this particular post should cause a collective eye roll. Chester Finn and Michael Pretrilli of the Fordham Institute wrote a piece published in the […]
Wisconsin legislators invited Kathleen Porter-Magee of the Fordham Institute to testify before a joint committee on education about Common Core Standards. She also wrote “The Truth about Common Core” for National Review online. Ms. Porter-Magee’s testimony and article lack a basic understanding of the reasons that tax payers are opposed to Common Core. A most […]
Checker Finn of the Fordham Institute predicts that Smarter Balanced and PARCC will fade, what does that mean for future Common Core assessments?
With the Next Generation Science Standards projected to be completed in March of 2013 two reviews point out serious problems with the content of the standards, not to mention the process.
Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels and State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Bennett are pushing in favor of the Common Core State Standards even though embracing them undermines the conservative principles they say they hold. That isn’t even to mention that several critics (including one common core supporter) have noted that Indiana is swapping out superior […]
Edweek reported today on the conflicting studies completed aimed at determining how much the Common Core State Standards will cost. The Pioneer Institute and the American Principles Project in their report last February estimated a $16 Billion price tag. The Fordham Institute, a pro-common core think tank, estimates up to $8.3 Billion could be spent […]