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PRESS RELEASE: Trump Ran Against Common Core… Would He Really Choose a Jeb-like Secretary of Education?

Betsy DeVos is the wrong choice for Secretary of Education   Washington, D.C. – President-elect Donald Trump’s transition effort has been very impressive so far, but many conservatives and grassroots activists are concerned about reports that Trump may be considering a Common Core apologist … [Read more...]

Top Scholars: Common Core “Incompatible” with Catholic Education

New paper outlines Common Core’s “Catholic problem” cites “fundamental and profound differences” between goals of Common Core and goals of Catholic education   Washington, D.C. – A new white paper, After the Fall: Catholic Education Beyond the Common Core, released today by the Pioneer … [Read more...]

Washington Times: The steep cost of Common Core

Via Washington Times: Anew study reaffirms what conservatives have been saying about the Common Core State Standards all along: They’re a giant waste of taxpayers’ money. The study, titled “Smart Money? Philanthropic and Federal Funding for the Common Core,” was released in September by the … [Read more...]

Robbins: “Common Core Math Standards Will Ensure Inferior Programs”

Via Breitbart: An ongoing Reuters investigation finds the College Board’s newly released Common Core-aligned SAT contains “wordy” math problems that could work against low-performing students, an outcome that contradicts the stated goals of the Board’s president, David Coleman. Writing at … [Read more...]

Breitbart: Public Support for ‘Common Core’ Falls to Record Low

Via Breitbart: The annual Education Next poll shows that public support for the Common Core State Standards has fallen to a record low. According to the survey, support for the Common Core education plan dropped to 50 percent this year, down from 58 percent in 2015 and from 83 percent in … [Read more...]

Common Core’s National Curriculum Has Arrived

Via TownHall: Co-Authored by JaKell Sullivan In May 2014, conservative columnist George Will warned that Common Core represented the "thin edge of an enormous wedge" and that "sooner or later you inevitably have a national curriculum." Will’s concern is now closer to realization. One … [Read more...]

Common Core’s “Digital Learning” is Expensive and Ineffective

Via Conservative Review: By Jane Robbins and Emmett McGroarty Transforming education via the Common Core national standards doesn’t come cheap. It was reported recently that California has spent about $578 million on technology to implement the standards. California taxpayers might wonder why … [Read more...]

Education Elite Doubles Down on Common Core

Via American Spectator: Even the left is growing alarmed at a growing achievement gap. By: Jane Robbins and Emmett McGroarty We reported a while back on the growing “achievement gap” between black and white students in Kentucky, which was the first state to hop on board the Common Core Express … [Read more...]

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...]