Pioneer Institute Study: Massachusetts “Eviscerates” Its K-12 History Standards

The Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education should reject a proposed rewrite of the Massachusetts History and Social Science Curriculum Framework in its entirety and immediately restore the state’s 2003 framework

238 Education Data Bills Hit State Capitols in 2018 So Far

Data Quality Campaign reports there are 238 bills related to education data in state legislatures this year so far, and less than a third (70) have anything to do with protecting student data privacy.

Co-Author of 1993 MA Ed Reform Act Concerned About Current Policies

Massachusetts Education Reform Act co-author and former Senate President Tom Birmingham praised the historic success that has been achieved since the law was enacted in 1993, but expressed concern that the Commonwealth is veering away from basic principles of the law that produced that success.

Five Problems with Massachusetts’ Draft History and Social Science Curriculum Framework

The January 2018 Public Comment Draft of the Massachusetts History and Social Science Curriculum Framework (2018 Revision) follows in the footsteps of other recent revisions of the Science, English Language Arts and mathematics standards. The proposed framework eviscerates the 2003 framework.

Video: Duke Pesta & Sandra Stotsky Dissect Why Common Core Has Failed

Dr. Duke Pesta and Dr. Sandra Stotsky drill down on a new report from the Pioneer Institute that shows how the move to Common Core and their subsequent “new standards” hurt Massachusetts student achievement.

Massachusetts’ New Standards Are Still Inferior to Pre-2010 Standards

The Pioneer Institute released a report co-written by Mark Bauerlein, R. James Milgram, and Jane Robbins that reviews Massachusetts new academic standards.