Gov. Charlie Baker (R-MA) is on the fence with Common Core ballot initiative that will be voted on this fall sees PARCC withdrawal with review as enough.
Pioneer Institute: Updating MCAS would result in lower costs and more rigorous assessments that would provide better information about student performance.
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.
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 […]
The Home School Legal Defense Association’s documentary on the Common Core entitled Building the Machine will be released on Monday, March 31st. It will be released through its website – http://www.commoncoremovie.com/ where it will be free to view. Building the Machine introduces the public to the Common Core and its effects on our children’s education. […]
Common Core, as an issue, has been largely absent from CPAC – at least in the Potomac Ballroom. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) discussed it during a bloggers briefing when I asked him about the silence at the conference yesterday. Today, Governor Rick Perry (R-TX) came closest when he said the Constitution doesn’t give the right […]
In Part One of this series, Pioneer Institute Executive Director Jim Stergios talks about the basis for education reform in Massachusetts, and how that state-driven success model differs from Common Core national education standards. He corrects some of the myths about Common Core, drawing on Pioneer Institute’s extensive research to show that the national standards […]
FYI Louisiana friends. There is a big Common Core forum happening on February 20, 2014, highlighting these speakers below: Jim Stergios, Sandra Stotsky, James Milgram, Emmett McGroarty, Jane Robbins and Terrance Moore under one roof? I’m jealous that I don’t get to be there, but you have the opportunity! It will be held at the […]
Jim Stergios of the Pioneer Institute wrote an op/ed last week for the Boston Globe entitled “Schools and conventional wisdom.” He said something that articulates what I’ve been noticing with the education scene with the two major political parties. If the Republican convention showed us anything about Republicans’ views about education, it demonstrated just how […]