July 18, 2016
The grassroots organization End Common Core Massachusetts gathered more than 100,000 signatures to get their question certified for the November 2016 ballot.
July 14, 2016
In her annual open letter detailing the work of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, CEO Sue Desmond-Hellmann admitted the nonprofit had found it “a real struggle to make system-wide change” in U.S. education.
July 30, 2014
Suppose instead of making common cause with corporate titans and Washington technocrats to impose Common Core standards uniformly on education, philanthropist Bill Gates instead used his vast wealth to create his own brand of schools to compete in a
May 19, 2013
Sol Stern is a nice man. It’s too bad he’s deceiving himself and others about Common Core, an enterprise that essentially nationalizes U.S. education.
April 11, 2014
Scott Simpson sings a blues song he wrote "collaboratively" with South Dakota high school English teachers about the Common Core. Common Core is a set of national mandates for curriculum and tests in K-12 math and English.
April 3, 2014
Several school districts across the country have decided to dump national Common Core curriculum and testing mandates, use better standards, and share them with other districts. One standards expert has volunteered to help them.
February 17, 2013
Idaho’s House Education Committee heard testimony in January concerning the Common Core education standards, an effort to standardize what schools across the country teach through common K-12 standards and assessments in 45 states.
January 9, 2013
English teachers nationwide are puzzling over a math problem: How to include the right percentages of “informational text” new standards demand in their classes.
September 25, 2015
“Federal Overreach and Common Core,” by Bill Evers, research fellow at the Hoover Institution, released in July, provides a social, historical and legal look at big government’s intrusion into America’s educational landscape.
October 20, 2012
Superintendent Tony Bennett is likely to win re-election this fall.
August 22, 2016
The Diocese of Marquette in Michigan is in the process of adopting a Catholic liberal arts curriculum for all of its schools, instead of using the Common Core State Standards.
August 15, 2016
An initiative to repeal Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in Massachusetts will not be on November’s ballot.
August 11, 2016
An initiative to repeal Common Core State Standards in Massachusetts will not be on November’s ballot.
March 30, 2016
This card displays a comparison of third grade Common Core-aligned math problem beside a traditional math problem. The back of the card provides 10 reasons to oppose Common Core.
May 31, 2016
While many conservatives have been suspiciously eyeing Common Core education standards because the Obama administration pushed them on states, several support these lists of what children should know in grades K-12 for math and language arts.
July 6, 2016
A South Dakota judge has ruled in favor of the state government in a lawsuit brought by two parents alleging the state’s adoption of a compact with the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC), a group providing states with tests aligned with the
December 17, 2014
Mississippi needs new, more rigorous academic standards in its K–12 schools. But Common Core is not the answer.Amid public outcry, Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant (R) and Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves (R) have changed their minds about Common Core.
June 22, 2016
In early May 2016, the New Jersey State Board of Education approved the New Jersey Student Learning Standards, the revised and renamed Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Gov.
January 15, 2013
Defenders of home schooling are beginning to worry about the Common Core K-12 standards morphing into a national curriculum that will stifle the family-centered creativity that has fostered high rates of achievement and growth for home education.
November 12, 2012
When it comes to the national Common Core State Standards, people deserve to know the rest of the story.
November 6, 2012
Pros Discourages self-centered, weak writing; encourages grounding arguments in evidence.Encourages classic works over young adult popular fiction.Reading research shows children need broad background information; Core emphasizes “informational text.
September 17, 2013
North Carolina’s Department of Public Instruction sent Lt. Gov Dan Forest 40,000 sheets of paper in response to 67 questions he asked about Common Core national education standards. That’s not all.
July 26, 2012
Parents and citizens have formed activist groups to oppose Utah’s adoption of Common Core education standards, though state officials including the governor and education department spokesmen say these objections are groundless.
May 31, 2016
Missouri public schools will have new academic standards this fall, with the State Board of Education having adopted standards in April to replace Common Core. Gov.
August 29, 2016
The number of states participating in the consortia formed to develop tests aligned to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) has dropped sharply over time, a report has found.
May 17, 2016
So where does Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton stand on Common Core?
July 5, 2013
On January 2, 2014, the GED test shifted to a new version fully aligned with Common Core national K-12 benchmarks. The high school equivalency test now costs nearly twice as much and will be offered only on computers.
May 11, 2016
The presumptive Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump, has said flatly he would end Common Core, though he hasn’t yet said how.
May 13, 2015
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam signed a bill to review and replace Common Core standards, according to a report by U.S. News and World Report.
April 23, 2015
Montana parents, activists, and educators are questioning the constitutionality, federal government overreach, and testing associated with the Common Core K-12 math and English standards.
August 12, 2016
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March 2, 2016
As the race for the 2016 Republican Party presidential nomination continued into March’s “Super Tuesday” primary on March 1, when 13 states held primary or caucus votes, advertisements targeting candidates for their Common Core support, such as those
February 26, 2016
Parents and classroom teachers have rarely, if ever, had a say in the imposition of centrally devised K–12 standards, and the standards now sweeping the country, deceptively dubbed the Common Core State Standards by its backroom architects, are
February 23, 2016
After his bill was passed by the Alabama Senate’s education committee, a state senator says his legislation, which would have repealed the state’s Common Core standards, has been weakened and rendered ineffective. Senate Bill 30, sponsored by state Sen.
February 8, 2016
While campaigning for the Republican New Hampshire presidential primary in January, businessman and reality-television star Donald Trump joined other Republican presidential candidates in calling for an end to Common Core State Standards.
January 11, 2016
Common Core (CC) K–12 math and English standards are lingering, despite concerted efforts by concerned parents and taxpayers to remove them.
January 8, 2016
The success of Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, and Ben Carson represents an anguished shout from Republican voters to the powers-that-be in Washington: The system is broken; it's not working.
November 14, 2015
A study recently published by the Pioneer Institute says Common Core standards and associated tests are directing the country toward a nationally driven curriculum, in violation of federal law, and it says the Obama administration used stimulus money to
October 11, 2014
It has become fashionable to blame the effects of nationalizing education on anything but the national curriculum mandates and the tests that accomplish it.
September 21, 2015
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) has signed into law three bills designed to create a compromise between Common Core supporters and opponents.