Massachusetts’ new science standards adopted by the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education fall short according to a new Pioneer Institute study.
Ze’ev Wurman: Absent in this discussion about Gates Foundation mea culpa is the mediocrity of Common Core, which the Foundation hasn’t yet acknowledged.
The Pioneer Institute this fall released a new book entitled Drilling through the Core: Why Common Core is Bad for America edited by Peter Wood.
Dr. Raj Shah, founder of Math Plus Academy, released a video last week entitled, “Why Math is Different” in order to defend the new math utilized by Common Core-aligned curriculum. In the video he sought to “clear up parents’ misconceptions” about the new math. Truth in American Education asked two math experts to offer a […]
Resounding Books officially announced publication of Common Ground on Common Core an 18-essay volume from twenty top education experts and activists.
Apparently I am a wolf in sheep’s clothing. I’ve been called a number of things before, but this is a first. Charlotte Iserbyt decided to take a swipe at me while calling the Oklahoma repeal fake. Iserbyt seems long on accusations and short on facts, but I don’t want to make this post about me. I […]
Ze’ev Wurman wrote another white paper published by Pioneer Institute that was released yesterday. Here is the synopsis: Advocates of Common Core’s mathematics standards claim they are rigorous, reflect college-readiness, and are comparable with those of high achieving countries. But five of the 29 members of the Common Core Validation Committee refused to sign a […]
I concur with Joy Pullmann, educrats do not want you watching Building The Machine as they already had their spin machines kicked into high gear even prior to its release on Monday. HSLDA did a terrific job putting this documentary together. I was impressed with the attempt HSLDA made to interview proponents of the Common […]
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. […]
The idea for pausing the Common Core in Indiana and then putting the kibosh on them is that the Hoosier state would actually come away with better standards. Somebody needs to tell that to the review committee working on them. I’ve already written that it looks like the math standards will continue to use fuzzy […]