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New Boston Post: Time for Gov. Baker to take a stand on Common Core

By Jane Robbins and Emmett McGroarty Via New Boston Post: As a sitting governor in a blue state, Charlie Baker must think he is immune from the upheaval in the Republican Party. Before his election, Governor Charlie Baker went on record opposing the Common Core national standards. But since he … [Read more...]

PRESS RELEASE: Jeb’s Support for Common Core Doomed His Candidacy from the Start

February 20, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jon Schweppe 202-503-2010 Jeb!’s Support for Common Core Doomed His Candidacy From The Start Emmett McGroarty: “Support for unpopular, low-quality standards doesn't work for voters in 2016.” Washington, D.C. – Following a dismal fourth … [Read more...]

Daily Caller: Common Core Critics Gloat After Jeb Bush Drops Out of 2016 Race

Via Daily Caller: On Saturday night, after Jeb Bush suspended his campaign for the Republican president ial nomination following a dismal performance in the South Carolina primary, critics of Common Core were quick to take credit — and gloat massively. “From the very beginning, Governor … [Read more...]

FLASHBACK Common Core Report Card: Where Do the GOP Candidates Stand?

February 11, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jon Schweppe   FLASHBACK Common Core Report Card: Where Do the GOP Candidates Stand? The field has narrowed, so who’s left? And how is Common Core doing?   Washington, D.C. – Now that the Iowa Caucus and the New Hampshire Primary are … [Read more...]

Op-Ed: The Fight Over Common Core Ain’t Over Yet

Via Daily Caller: By Emmett McGroarty and Jane Robbins The passage of the new No Child Left Behind reauthorization bill (the Every Student Succeeds Act) hasn’t ended and, in fact, will intensify education debates in this country. In the coming months, we’ll see whether the state legislature … [Read more...]

Common Core a “Serious Problem” for GOP Governors in 2016

A serious problem for Republican governors has been all but ignored by the media and the political community: Common Core. It requires state standards for K-12 students on what they should know in math and what's called English language arts. In numerous states, parents have revolted against Common … [Read more...]

Common Core Dooms 2016 GOP Governors – The Hill

Republican governors struggling in the GOP presidential contest are weighed down by their failure to fully rebuke Common Core education standards, according to the conservative think tank American Principles Project (APP). Common Core, the set of education standards that were adopted by 46 states … [Read more...]

Does Common Core Hurt Minority Students the Most?

Washington, D.C.– In an op-ed for Fox News Opinion, Emmett McGroarty, Director of Education at American Principles Project (APP), and Jane Robbins, Senior Fellow at APP, wrote that, despite a major goal of the Common Core standards being to reduce the achievement gap between white students and black … [Read more...]

Does Common Core hurt minority students the most?

Proponents of the Common Core national standards have claimed from the beginning that a major goal of the initiative is to reduce the “achievement gap” between white and minority students. Common Core test scores in California and New York suggest that the opposite is occurring. And now we have … [Read more...]

College Professors Getting Upset About Common Core

College professors are joining the ever-growing ranks of those opposed to the Common Core educational standards. Common Core math standards have drawn the ire of math professors in Kentucky's public universities, write Jane Robbins and Emmett McGroarty in the Federalist. Both Robbins and … [Read more...]