Common Core Through a Student’s Eyes.

Wow! In this well written, articulate blog, a student from South Dakota has spoken out about what adopting the Common Core has meant for students. Both father and child have given permission to post here. The first rule of education should be “Do No Harm.”   A STUDENT’S PERSPECTIVE ON THE COMMON CORE CURRICULUM FEBRUARY…

Action Required on SB 63 and SB 64

I spoke with Representative Bolin a few minutes ago. He too is disappointed in how the HB 1187 vote went, but the pendulum is swinging in our favor from where he started in this battle. And he is encouraged by that. And he wants to encourage you not to give up. The number of emails…

Correcting the Myths About Common Core

In Part One of this series, Pioneer Institute Executive Director Jim Stergios talks about the basis for education reform in Massachusetts, and how that state-driven success model differs from Common Core national education standards. He corrects some of the myths about Common Core, drawing on Pioneer Institute’s extensive research to show that the national standards…

I Don’t Understand

On a personal note, there are some things I just don’t understand. I don’t understand the reluctance to hear a dissenting view about the Common Core Standards. Isn’t it the job of government, the people’s representatives, to hear all sides of an issue? I don’t understand that instead of listening to the concerns of parents…