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March 5, 2020
By Robert G. Holland
Florida again leads the way by supporting a wide range of private and public school choices for families, a blossoming of freedom that DeSantis helped bolster as a top priority upon taking office in 2019. 
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Education
May 4, 2020
By Tim Benson
A new study has found the adoption of the Common Core State Standards has led to a 'historic' drop in student achievement scores.
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Education
May 1, 2020
By Bonner R. Cohen
Idaho lawmakers are considering replacing the Common Core standards with a more rigorous and flexible plan
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Education
May 29, 2020
By Tim Benson
Post-Common Core Scores Declining Where Pre-Common Core Scores Were Increasing
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Education
May 28, 2020
By Tim Benson
Post-Common Core Scores Declining Where Pre-Common Core Scores Were Increasing
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Education
May 27, 2020
By Tim Benson
Post-Common Core Scores Declining At Same Rate Pre-Common Core Scores Were Increasing
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Education
May 26, 2020
By Tim Benson
Post-Common Core Scores Declining At Same Rate Pre-Common Core Scores Were Increasing
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Education
May 8, 2020
By Tim Benson
Scores Falling Sharpest For Black And Hispanic Students
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Education
January 14, 2020
By Sandra Stotsky
What, then, can college readiness test scores in mathematics and reading tell us?
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Education
January 21, 2018
The 2017 update of Massachusetts’ English and math K-12 academic standards represents further deterioration in English, while the math standards are essentially unchanged from the 2010 version.
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Education
December 16, 2017
By Jenni White
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are still in widespread use across the nation despite continuing public resistance, an extensively reprinted Associate Press article reports.
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Education
November 10, 2016
By Michael McGrady
Diane Ravitch, historian of education at New York University and outspoken critic of education choice, wrote in a New York Times op-ed, “The Common Core Costs Billions and Hurts Students.”
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Education
May 17, 2017
By Robert G. Holland
In the land of the free, surely choice eventually will triumph over the dreary imposed sameness of a Common Core.
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Education
March 29, 2017
By Jenni White
The Michigan House and Senate are considering companion bills that would repeal the state’s adoption of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and replace them with the highly-regarded standards Massachusetts used during the 2008-09 school year.
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Education
March 15, 2017
By Jenni White
The Michigan House and Senate are considering companion bills that would repeal the state’s adoption of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and replace them with the highly-regarded standards Massachusetts used during the 2008-09 school year.
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Education
February 13, 2017
By Michael McGrady
Arizona parents and reform groups remain dissatisfied after the Arizona State Board of Education (ASBE) voted to approve minor changes to the state’s Common Core standards, rather than the sweeping reforms requested by the advocates for reform.
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Education
December 14, 2016
By Teresa Mull
School Choice Weekly #162
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Education
October 19, 2016
By Cheryl K. Chumley
Most of the major textbooks used in U.S. schools do not meet expectations for alignment with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), a study has found.
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Education
November 14, 2016
By Jenni White
The New York State Education Department (NYSED) released a draft of its proposed changes for the state’s Common Core State Standards and asked the public to review and comment on the plan.
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Education
February 9, 2018
By Ashley Bateman
Massachusetts student achievement continues to decline in the wake of the state’s adoption of the Common Core State Standards, a new study has found.
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Education
October 12, 2016
By Jenni White
Public support for school reform remains high and support for the Common Core State Standards continues to drop, a new public opinion poll shows.
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Education
July 19, 2016
By Kimberly Morin
Two bills that would repeal and replace Common Core State Standards in Michigan are progressing through the two chambers of the state’s legislature. Senate Bill 826, sponsored by state Sen.
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Education
March 24, 2017
By Jenni White
A bill to prevent the state government from requiring schools to use the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) passed the New Hampshire Senate.
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Education
July 6, 2016
By Jenni White
According to findings published by the American College Testing Inc.’s (ACT) National Curriculum Survey, Common Core State Standards (CCSS) fail to prepare students for college.
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Education
June 13, 2016
By Jenni White
Utah Governor Gary Herbert (R) sent a letter to the State Board of Education asking for an end to the state’s use of the Common Core (CC) academic standards.
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Education
July 18, 2016
By Robert G. Holland
In a flash, the Classic Learning Test (CLT) has gained a foothold in the field of college-entrance testing dominated for generations by the SAT and ACT.
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Education
June 7, 2016
By Glen A. Sproviero
The New Jersey Board of Education has adopted a revised version of Common Core involving small changes to the original standards Gov. Chris Christie (R) said last year were “simply not working.
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Education
October 23, 2016
The authors explain "why the secularized Common Core national standards, which were devised primarily for public schools, are incompatible with and unsuited for a traditional Catholic education."
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Education
February 19, 2015
By Jay Lehr
Review of The Story-Killers:A Common-Sense Case Against the Common Core, by Terrence O. Moore, Amazon Digital Services, Inc., 292 pages, $6.
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Education
October 12, 2016
By Anthony Esolen, Dan Guernsey, Jane Robbins, and Kevin Ryan
Study Finds Common Core Incompatible With Catholic Education
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Education
September 12, 2016
By Mindy L. Kornhaber, Nikolaus J. Barkauskas, and Kelly M. Griffith
Over $4.6 Billion Spent By Public, Private Sources On Implementation
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Education
August 6, 2014
By Barry Garelick
An article by Elizabeth Green (CEO of a nonprofit education news organization called Chalkbeat) that recently appeared in the New York Times magazine, attempts to explain why most Americans are bad at math.
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Education
February 25, 2016
By Robert G. Holland
National Common Core-aligned standardized tests for elementary and secondary schools are in the midst of a death spiral, despite the $360 million the Obama administration spent on the creation of the two consortia, the Partnership for Assessment of
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Education
May 22, 2015
By Alan Caruba (1938-2015)
Think about the major policy undertakings of the Obama administration over the past six and a half years. It began with a “stimulus” that wasted trillions in the quest of generating jobs, but did little to nothing in achieving that goal.
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Education
November 28, 2016
By Teresa Mull
The Common Core State Standards are not compatible with a Catholic education because their workforce development emphasis “dramatically diminishes children’s intellectual and spiritual horizons,” a new study reports.
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Education
April 21, 2017
By Jay Lehr
Review of The Education Invasion: How Common Core Fights Parents for Control of American Kids, by Joy Pullmann (Encounter Books, March 14, 2017), 280 pp.; $24.72 on Amazon.com: ISBN-10: 1594038813, ISBN-13: 978-1594038815
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Education
April 25, 2013
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Education
December 28, 2013
By Joy Pullmann
Review of The Story Killers: A Common Sense Case Against the Common Core, by Terrence Moore
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Education
July 31, 2014
By Robert G. Holland
Never let it be said that Common Core (CC) entirely lacks educational value.
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Education
July 18, 2016
By Donna Colorio
The grassroots organization End Common Core Massachusetts gathered more than 100,000 signatures to get their question certified for the November 2016 ballot.
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Education
 

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